Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Parenting

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

Need help? Parenting programs here to support

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
How many times have you had a rough day at work and unconsciously raised your voice at your child for a minor indiscretion? We’ve all been there and there are resources available to help. A stress management parenting program can teach parents techniques for those stressful days. As James M... Read more

Do we need developmental screenings during well visits?

Monday, July 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
It is not uncommon for a 2-year-old boy not to talk at his well-child visit. One of my own grandsons was not using words and needed speech therapy to get his speech started. At 3-years-old you cannot get him to keep quiet, though he is still clearly somewhat uncomfortable with his speech. My daughter... Read more

Are all deadbeat dads really deadbeat?

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
In today’s society, “child support” is formal and informal cash contribution to the full spectrum of child needs paid to a custodial parent by the noncustodial parent. In the United States, most custodial parents eligible for child support are women, who are age 30 or over, and have... Read more

Prevent summer brain drain with these 'exercises'

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 5:30 AM
Summer brain drain has been a common fear of parents and educators for decades. Research shows that students return to school approximately one month behind academically. Some students lose more of what they’ve learned, and some lose less. For example, students from lower income families tend... Read more

When can my child stay home alone?

Thursday, July 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
With school out for the summer and the kids home, you’ll probably find yourself faced with the tough job of deciding if they’re old enough to be left alone. A generation ago this wasn’t such a big deal. Relatives lived close by and if they couldn’t help out, there was always... Read more

Are tampons safe for teenagers?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
A girl’s first menstrual period is a big deal. This usually occurs between ages 12 and 13, but it can happen as early as 9. Whether she calls it her “period,” her “time of the month” or (my daughter’s personal favorite) her “you know what,” she must pay... Read more

What Inside Out can teach parents

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 5:30 AM
Warning: This review contains mild spoilers Inside Out, the masterful new Pixar movie, is aimed at kids – but has a lot to teach parents. The movie focuses on 11-year-old Riley, or rather on the workings of her mind, where the personified emotions Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust work... Read more

Chlamydia: A pop quiz for parents

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
Recently, I heard about a chlamydia scare in a Texas High School. It got me thinking...parents should be teaching their children about chlamydia. It got me thinking a little bit more…parents should know at least a little about chlamydia before teaching their children. Then it got me thinking... Read more

How can I teach my child to be more responsible?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Responsibility is about teaching your children to be accountable and follow through. To do this, you actually need to help your child become “response-able,” especially when thinking about responsibility from a brain-based perspective. You see, when children follow through with a commitment... 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.
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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