Sunday, December 21, 2014

Janet Rosenzweig

Sex play between kids: What's normal?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 5:30 AM
For more than a century, developmental psychologists have been studying how and why children play. One of the most widely accepted schools of thought describes children progressing through three stages of play: solitary, or playing by themselves; parallel, or playing near other children, but not necessarily... Read more

Kids, food and pleasure: What do I need to know?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 5:30 AM
I have a lot of great company in the world of professionals who encourage parents to speak with their kids about sex. Nonprofit organizations like Advocates for Youth offer support as does The American Academy of Pediatrics; even the US government recognizes the important role parents play in sexual... Read more

Sex education in school: What will your child learn?

Monday, October 13, 2014, 5:30 AM
You’ve seen the new text books, met you kids’ teachers, been lectured on the new Common Core standards, and probably have a sense of what your kids will be learning about math, science, history and literature this year. But here’s an equally important question to consider: What will... Read more

Lessons from Oprah’s interview with Matt Sandusky

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:31 AM
A version of this article first appeared on Rosenweig's Website, SexWiseParent.com. In her recent interview with Matt Sandusky, Oprah Winfrey hit one of the toughest issues associated with child sexual abuse head-on. Her interview with the man both victimized and adopted by former Penn State assistant... Read more

Tips for traveling safely with kids at hotels and resorts

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 5:30 AM
A version of this article first appeared in the Centre Daily Times. The long awaited vacation is almost here; you've spent months researching, planning and saving and can't wait to have some much needed and well-deserved down time with your family. A few minutes spent planning for safety can improve... Read more

Your child's online life: What do you know about it?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 5:30 AM
Parents have both a right and the responsibility to be totally aware of their child's online life, and the earlier you make that clear to your child, the easier it will be to enforce. A 2010 Pew Research study revealed that “the bulk of kids…are getting cell phones at ages 12 and 13 –... Read more

Will hot weather mean 'hot' clothes for your kids?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 5:30 AM
Now that the weather in the Northeast has finally turned warm, parents need to understand the effect the heat can have on kids. Some children have been waiting all winter for an excuse to bare their skin in clothes that are more suitable for a dance club than school. Let the battles begin? Not necessarily... Read more

Choosing a safe summer program for children

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 5:30 AM
The school year will end before you know it, and NOW is the time to make summer plans for kids. Some parents look for a summer program that is educational; others look for a program that builds a special skill; many pick a program with hours that match parents work schedules. Regardless of why a program... Read more

National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Improving the well-being of all children

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 5:30 AM
Each year, April is designated as child abuse prevention month by public officials all over the United States and it serves as a reminder of the need to focus on healthy child development. Happy, healthy children grow into happy, healthy, and productive adults and strengthen the economic and social... Read more

Don’t give a predator an advantage!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 5:30 AM
On a beautiful Sunday morning, I was enjoying a walk in a park, admiring the views, the gardens, the art and the variety of people, when something caught my eye and took my thoughts right back to work. A mom was strolling with her two young children and both kids had their first names written in huge... Read more
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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.
Mario Cruz, M.D. Pediatrician, Associate Director of Pediatric Residency Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
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
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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