Sunday, October 4, 2015


A wakeup call: Do you know what your child learns online?

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
In the 14 years since Michael Bradley, Ed.D., published his bestseller, Yes Your Teen is Crazy, a lot has changed – especially when it comes to our kids and technology. In that short time, the world moved headfirst from the pre-digital period into the vast world of the Internet and social media... Read more

When you and your child’s teacher do not agree

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Of all the new things in the beginning of the school year — new backpacks, new lunchboxes, new clothes — the prospect of new relationships tends to bring the most anxiety for parents, particularly the relationship between child, teacher, and parent. Parents may wonder, will my son get along... Read more

Being 'OK' with talking to teens about their sexuality

Monday, September 21, 2015, 5:30 AM
Being a teenager in 2015 can be challenging…being a LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) teenager in 2015 can be brutal. As I do with all of my teenage patients, I spend time speaking with them alone about personal issues. It was during this time that one of my 15-year- old patients... Read more

What is 'pink eye' exactly?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
Parents whose children were labeled with a diagnosis of “pink eye” were more likely to request antibiotics and believe that their children were more contagious than those that were told their children had an “eye infection,” found an interesting article that was recently published... Read more

Anxious about your child’s first semester at college?

Tuesday, September 15, 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. The impossible has happened. Your newborn baby learned to roll over. Then she learned to walk. He later went to his first day of kindergarten. And, all of... Read more

Is your local ER prepared to care for your child?

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Each year, almost 90 percent of the 30 million kids 18 years or younger who end up in the Emergency Department are treated in general community hospitals. Unfortunately, many emergency rooms are not equipped well enough to treat children, and doctors and nurses there may not have training in pediatric... Read more

How to embrace the Philly bike and pedestrian movement with safety

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 9:23 AM
During my two decades of practice in Philadelphia, I have been happy to see parents pay increased attention to protecting their “precious cargo” in their cars – their children. Sadly, however, the same diligence is missing when children are on their own – walking or biking.... 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

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
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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.

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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