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Teaching safety from the car seat to driver seat

Monday, August 18, 2014, 5:30 AM
Parents often wrestle with how to balance child safety and independence. On playgrounds, at schools, and in the office, they often ask me questions that start with, “At what age can I let my child go alone to…” or “My child wants to (fill in the blank) with his friends; is... Read more

Is your teen with ADHD ready to drive?

Thursday, January 2, 2014, 6:00 AM
Although learning to drive may be a rite of passage for most teens, teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may need extra help in navigating the road to licensure. The symptoms of ADHD – difficulty with attention, challenges with emotion regulation, disorganization and impulsivity... Read more

How can I help my teen become a better driver?

Monday, October 21, 2013, 9:31 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Flaura Winston, MD, PhD, scientific director of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention, and a nationally-recognized expert on teen driving. She is one of the founders of the congressionally-sanctioned National Teen... Read more

Drowsy driving creates danger for teens

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 11:25 AM
by Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. At age 23, Herb Brooks was the last player cut from the 1960 American Olympic hockey team, which went on to win the gold medal. Twenty years later, however, Brooks organized and coached a rag-tag group of college students into the American team for the 1980 Olympics... Read more

The right way to protect young car passengers

Friday, August 31, 2012, 12:53 PM
In this week's Healthy Kids Minute: Mark Zonfrillo, M.D., of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia goes over the most current safety guidelines for young passengers in car seats. Read more

Five dumb and deadly teen pranks

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 3:58 PM
From sipping codeine-laced “purple drinks” to car-surfing, “planking” and vodka “eye-balling”, dangerous teen “trends” can take deadly turns - yet often fly below parents’ radar. Fueled by celebrities, internet instructions and Facebook fame, here’s... Read more

Eight 'danger zones' of teen driving

Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 10:02 AM
by Rima Himelstein, M.D. As a pediatrician and parent, I was encouraged to read some of the results of the 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which indicate that our teens are driving more safely than they did a decade ago: - Use of seatbelts increased from 74 percent to 92 percent. ... Read more

The danger of leaving kids in cars

Thursday, August 16, 2012, 12:32 PM
Approximately 30 children die each year from being left alone in cars. In today's Healthy Kids Minute, Richard Brodsky, M.D., of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children discusses hyperthermia and the importance of checking your backseat before you exit, even if you are just an occasional caregiver... Read more

Is your child in the wrong car seat?

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 3:57 PM
Think your child is ready to “graduate” to the next level of car-seat safety? Maybe not. New rules call for keeping babies and toddlers in rear-facing seats longer and keeping older kids in booster seats ‘til they’re 4-feet-nine-inches tall. Yet despite plenty of public-awareness... Read more

Keeping kids out of hot cars

Friday, July 6, 2012, 1:06 PM
A few weeks back, we ran a piece about the dangers of leaving kids in overheated cars. Here are some tips on how to make sure that never happens to you. The safety group KidsAndCars.com calls it “Look Before You Lock” – if you drive your kids or grandkids around in the back seat... 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
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, M.D., Ph.D Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
Mario Cruz, M.D. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of Medicine
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist - The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic, CHOP
Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Lauren Falini Bariatric exercise physiologist, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. 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. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Jefferson Medical Colg
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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