Monday, August 3, 2015

Anita Kulick

The importance of play: Even for adults!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 9:15 AM
Admit it. We’re all jealous of our kids’ summer vacation. As a matter of fact, most of us mature responsible adults wish we had two months off with no deadlines, no pressure to stay alert during boring meetings, and no reason to get up at 5:30 a.m. to rush to the gym before catching the... Read more

When can my child stay home alone?

Thursday, July 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
With school out for the summer and the kids home, you’ll probably find yourself faced with the tough job of deciding if they’re old enough to be left alone. A generation ago this wasn’t such a big deal. Relatives lived close by and if they couldn’t help out, there was always... Read more

Chores: To pay or not to pay?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
It’s obvious that doing chores pays off in big benefits for the family and the child, but does that mean parents shouldn’t pay children for the work they do? Not surprisingly, a survey conducted by Time for Kids showed that 75 percent of the children polled thought they should get paid.... Read more

Lighthouse parenting: Giving space for kids to learn while offering safety

Monday, March 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Just like so many other “professions” that have drastically changed in the last 15 years, so has parenting. As a parent educator, I work with over 350 parents annually – ranging from the at-risk to the privileged. They may come from varied backgrounds, but most have one thing in common... Read more

The effects of domestic violence on unborn children

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
Nearly everyone in the country has seen the infamous “elevator” tape of Ray Rice delivering the vicious knock-out punch that rendered his wife unconscious. No matter what your opinion on this one highly sensationalized celebrity incident, there’s no denying the horrific effects of... Read more

Standardized testing, parents, and politics: The surprising link

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 8:54 AM
Late last week a story appeared on this website about a group of parents whose children attend the Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences in North Philly. The parents sent formal letters to school officials withdrawing their children from participation in standardized testing. When I first saw the... Read more

Homelessness through the eyes of children

Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 5:30 AM
We all know homelessness is a problem in the United States. Many are even aware that the numbers are on the rise. Yet, the majority of people find it easier to ignore the situation rather than do anything about it. What makes that choice a bit easier to live with is the fact that most Americans are... Read more

Caregiving youth: A hidden population

Monday, December 1, 2014, 5:30 AM
While the typical preteen or adolescent can be found playing sports or video games after school, more than 1.3 million spend their free time caring for a family member who suffers from a physical or mental illness, or substance abuse. These "caregiving youth" are a hidden population who are at risk... Read more

Why overindulging your kids can lead to lifelong harm

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 5:30 AM
When is enough - enough for you and your kids? Does it seem like you’re always getting them a new toy? Do you let them have their way too often? Knowing these answers will make all of your lives easier and your children’s futures happier and healthier. All too often, the most loving and... Read more

7 steps to a saner school year

Monday, September 8, 2014, 5:30 AM
The new school year is just about a week old and many parents are already stressed out. They’re physically and mentally exhausted, and it’s just the beginning. They’re dreading all the lunches that need to be made, all the back-to-to school meetings and conferences to attend, the early... Read more
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The Healthy Kids blog is your window into the latest news, research and advice around children's health. Learn more about our growing list of contributors here.

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Anna Nguyen Healthy Kids blog Editor
Sarah Levin Allen, Ph.D., CBIS Assistant Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist of The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Gary A. Emmett, M.D., F.A.A.P Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Magee DeFelice, M.D. Division Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Chief of Pediatric Emergency Services at Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. Adolescent Medicine Specialist at Crozer-Keystone Health System
Jessica Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D Associate Professor in School Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anita Kulick President & CEO, Educating Communities for Parenting
Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA VP for Programs & Research for Prevent Child Abuse America
Beth Wallace Smith, R.D. Registered Dietitian at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Emiliano Tatar, M.D. Pediatrician at Einstein Healthcare Network Roxborough Plaza
Jeanette Trella, Pharm.D Managing Director at The Poison Control Center at CHOP
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP Director of Integrated Health Care for American Psychological Association
Flaura Koplin Winston, M.D., Ph.D. Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention
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