Friday, February 12, 2016

Anita Kulick

Gov. Christie: Don’t dismiss healthy school lunches and recess

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 4:00 AM
I know the late night TV hosts love the media circus surrounding what we’re calling an election “process.” The jokes practically write themselves. Little did I know that parenting bloggers would get some material to work on, too. That was until Governor Chris Christie veered away... Read more

5 tips to get your kids cooking

Monday, January 25, 2016, 4:00 AM
Seems like cooking shows featuring kids are the hottest thing on TV right now from Master Chef Junior to Kids’ Baking Championship. I admit, I’m addicted to them myself. The upside is that they’re highlighting how much fun it can be getting kids in the kitchen and involved in cooking... Read more

The Ethan Couch case: How far would you go to protect your child?

Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 4:00 AM
Hearing the stories about Ethan Couch, the "affluenza" teen, and his mother’s escape to Mexico, anyone with half a brain knows it was a harebrained scheme. Fits the definition perfectly – ill-conceived, half-baked, reckless, and I’ll add the absolute last thing any parent should do... Read more

Should I force my child to apologize?

Monday, December 21, 2015, 1:18 PM
At this time of year with all the holiday events, family celebrations, and a week of school vacation, it seems predestined that if there are kids - there will be fights. Let’s face it. No matter how sweet or kind a child may usually be, spending all this time together in close quarters, plus... Read more

Free specialized parenting classes for the visually impaired

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 10:16 AM
Beginning In January 2016, my agency, Educating Communities for Parenting, will be offering classes, workshops, discussion groups, and individual counseling for parents who themselves are, or have children who are impacted by blindness and visual impairment. I will be working in partnership with... Read more

Is your child ready for a cell phone?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
There’s no way around it. Sooner or later, most parents will confront the issue of whether or not to let their child have a cell phone, and if so, when? The good news is there’s lots of expert advice available. The not so good news is that none of it provides “the” answer.... Read more

A wakeup call: Do you know what your child learns online?

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
In the 14 years since Michael Bradley, Ed.D., published his bestseller, Yes Your Teen is Crazy, a lot has changed – especially when it comes to our kids and technology. In that short time, the world moved headfirst from the pre-digital period into the vast world of the Internet and social media... Read more

Back-to-school tips from Healthy Kids bloggers

Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
With school right around the corner, we asked our Healthy Kids bloggers to give us their best back-to-school tips. Here’s to a healthy, safe, and successful school year! Talk about how it feels to start school again. Model how to appropriately express your feelings and manage anxiety. Anxiety... Read more

Parents: Tips for managing the craziness of the teen years

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Michael Bradley, Ed.D., aka Dr. Mike, is beloved by millions of parents across the country for writing; Yes Your Teen is Crazy! And it’s not just the kids who lose it sometimes; which is why he also wrote, Yes Your Parents are Crazy! The real question parents are asking is: What can they do... Read more

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
About this blog
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.

If you have questions about your child's health, ask them here.

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. 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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