Friday, September 4, 2015

Tips

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

Parents: Tips for managing the craziness of the teen years

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Michael Bradley, Ed.D., aka Dr. Mike, is beloved by millions of parents across the country for writing; Yes Your Teen is Crazy! And it’s not just the kids who lose it sometimes; which is why he also wrote, Yes Your Parents are Crazy! The real question parents are asking is: What can they do... Read more

Get your child's brain ready for school!

Monday, August 31, 2015, 5:30 AM
Editor's note: This is the first in an occasional series on brain health. The new school year is now upon us. Time to return to days filled with more structure, less time with the family, and a lot of running around from school to activities and back. The weather will soon become cooler, days will... Read more

The #1 mistake busy parents make at the start of the school year

Thursday, August 27, 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. Busyness is an epidemic in our society. Feeling busy, overwhelmed and over-scheduled has become the norm for most parents. Between work, driving kids to... Read more

Why do kids need to learn ‘soft skills’?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 9:14 AM
In today’s global economic climate, employment and productivity are as dependent on academic and technical skills as they are soft skills. What are soft skills? Soft skills are sometimes referred to as “people skills,” “non-cognitive skills,” or “emotional intelligence”... Read more

5 steps to get your family ready for back-to-school

Monday, August 17, 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. Summer is winding down and it’s time to start thinking about sending our kids back to school. Getting back into the school routine is a shift from... Read more

Tips for talking to your teen about health in college

Monday, August 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Levelle Drose-Bigatel, MD, a family practice physician at Main Line HealthCare in Westtown and Paoli Hospital. A version of this post first appeared in Main Line Health’s Well Ahead Community. Extra long twin sheets, a new computer, a load of textbooks…your... Read more

How can I speed up the recovery after a bug bite?

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
Insect bites and stings rise during this time of year, and can put a damper on our summertime fun. However, do not let this risk deter outside play. Luckily, most bites and stings will heal on their own. Below are a few steps that you can take to protect your children and ensure a speedy recovery... Read more

Tips to keep your kids safe on the playground

Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
Most parents struggle with a common balancing act, trying to ensure that their children are safe while fostering a sense of adventure and freedom. Nowhere is this captured more perfectly than on the playground. Should you encourage your kids to climb on a new piece of equipment or barrel down the highest... Read more

How to prevent 5 common summertime injuries

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is George Hobbib, MD, Director of Emergency Medicine at Nazareth Hospital. Every summer, families look forward to being outdoors, vacations and cookouts. When school’s out, children can enjoy the long days filled with fun and adventure. However, summer is rife with risk... 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
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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