Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Janet Rosenzweig

What is the rate of child abuse in schools, rec groups?

Monday, February 1, 2016, 12:03 PM
As a parent, you’ve probably heard enough stories about child abuse in sports teams and youth organizations to make your head spin. A study published online today in JAMA Pediatrics offers both good news and cause for some concern when it comes to the rate of abuse in these groups. This good... Read more

Talk to your kids about being safe on New Year's Eve

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 10:04 AM
Many families plan big celebrations for New Year’s Eve, and many kids may think they’ve outgrown spending such a social evening with their parents. Separating from parents and individuating socially and physically is a key part of growing up, and planning for New Year’s Eve together... Read more

Should we ban handheld devices for 12 and under?

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 9:53 AM
Interrupting rapid brain growth for babies, sleep deprivation, and delayed development – These were a few reasons a pediatric occupational therapist recently called for parents, teachers, and governments to ban the use of all handheld devices for children under the age of 12. The Huffington... Read more

Make holiday hugs a child’s choice

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Learning to set and hold boundaries is an important life skill. Adults without boundaries are routinely taken advantage of by others because they lack the skill set it takes to say “no” in various situations. Many don’t even realize they have a choice when asked to do something: They... Read more

Talking to kids about gender and transgender individuals

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Last week, I discussed how the topic gender fluidity has recently entered the spotlight from celebrities such as Caitlyn Jenner, and how professionals in human sexuality education and counseling have long held that a person’s sexuality is multi-dimensional. With this background, you’re... Read more

Talking to kids about gender

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Editor's note: This is the first of two parts. It used to be so easy, people complain – there were two genders -- male and female. And now we have to understand transgender, gender queer, and gender fluidity – and to make it worse – we have to explain it to our kids! Thanks, Caitlyn... 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

TLC’s Breaking the Silence on child sexual abuse

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
Over the more than quarter century that I’ve worked in child sexual abuse, I’ve seen attention to the issue come and go. I witnessed the first stirrings that lead to a national attention in the 1970’s as the rape crisis movement intersected with the development of child protection... Read more

Kids and trauma: Science trumps handcuffs

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
There has been lot of buzz about a video shot last year of a Kentucky deputy sheriff handcuffing an 8-year-old schoolboy with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the deputy for this incident and a similar cuffing involving... Read more

Mutual consent laws – can we legislate intimate conversations?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
Consent for sex is in the news these days – from Bill Cosby’s acknowledgment to using drugs which removed partners’ capability to consent, to mutual consent state laws and campus policies – there is a lot of buzz on this topic and that’s a good thing. The buzz is turning... 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. 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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