Sunday, May 24, 2015

Parenting

Are parenting programs unwelcoming to dads?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
One in 4 children in the United States grows up in a single parent household. Of these, at least 80 percent are headed by single mothers, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Parenting programs, courses that seek to improve one’s parenting skills, are available on a variety of topics including:... Read more

Teaching 'stranger danger': Helpful or harmful?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
We’ve all heard of “stranger danger”, the rhyming phrase intended to warn children about how someone they don’t know might try to hurt them. Over the past few weeks, a viral video has made the rounds on social media. In it, a stranger easily walks away with young children at... Read more

How parents can even benefit from sleepaway camps

Monday, May 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
As the weather heats up, it’s time for some parents and kids to begin the separation process known as summer camp. Many experts have examined how sleepaway camp can be good for kids to learn coping skills. I would argue that sleepaway camp is equally important for parents to learn how to function... Read more

Teens getting their licenses after 18: What do I need to know?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
If your teenager is like many today (including one of mine), they may not be in a rush to drive. They pass their sixteen birthday, happily taking the bus or getting rides. Then they’re still without a license at 17. At 18 or older, they realize they need to drive to work and start the learning-to-drive... Read more

Surprise! Children may learn more from the unexpected

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
Purple Elephants! If that statement was not what you expected, your brain likely triggered a chemical response that encouraged you to discover how elephants could be purple. A new study out of Johns Hopkins University found that children as young as 11 months will attempt to explore the methods of... 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

Moms: Are you in a 'busy trap'?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Lauren Napolitano, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist on staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital and in private practice in Bryn Mawr. Ask any mother, “How are you?” and you’ll be met with the answer of “busy” or “crazy busy". Usually, there’s... Read more

Good news for little teeth

Monday, April 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Edward Moody, DDS, who is in private practice in Morristown, Tennessee. He is the president of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and has been a member for 25 years. He is a graduate of Auburn University and the University Of Tennessee College Of Dentistry, and received... Read more

Teens to their docs: Can we talk (confidentially)?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
As an adolescent medicine doctor, I sometimes find myself caught between a rock and a hard place: in between my teenage patients and their parents. Despite trying to encourage them to talk openly with their parents, sometimes it’s just not gonna happen. And nine times out of ten, it has to do... Read more

Does your child still have difficulty swallowing pills?

Monday, April 20, 2015, 9:15 AM
The most popular post I have ever written for this blog detailed effective strategies for helping your child learn to swallow pills. I’m certain you’ve already read it. So how can it possibly be that your child still has difficulty swallowing pills? Don’t despair! So says an article... 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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