Monday, August 3, 2015

Tips

Summer camp prep: Action plans for food, insect, or pollen allergies

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
Summer camp can be a great experience for children. If your child has allergies, there are some important things to consider as you get him or her ready for this exciting activity. Depending on the camp your child attends, there may be forms for you and maybe your child’s doctor to complete concerning... Read more

Enjoy swimming fun, Avoid swimmer’s ear

Monday, June 8, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Heather C. Nardone, MD , a Pediatric Otolaryngologist at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. With summer quickly approaching, many children will be enjoying more time in pools and at the beach. All that time in the water is excellent exercise, but it’s important... Read more

How can I make my 'home climate' more positive?

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
What is the climate in your home? Not if it’s hot or cold, but rather its overall “feel.” Do the people in your home feel respected and empowered to communicate openly? Is the environment positive, warm and welcoming? Is it a climate built on empathy? Researchers have been studying... Read more

For a child's development: Parent interactions trump devices

Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Judith L. Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, the 2015 president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is associate professor in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Kentucky. Sixty-eight percent of parents of two-year olds report... Read more

Why do girls earn better grades than boys?

Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Editor's note: This is the first in an occasional series on positive psychology. Girls consistently earn better grades than boys, not because they are more motivated to do so, but because they show greater self-discipline, according to a recently published study in the journal Learning and Individual... Read more

Swim safety tips: Preventing water-borne illnesses and injuries

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Beginning with Memorial Day weekend, many of us will head to the shore or a local pool to stay cool throughout the summer. Besides putting on sunscreen, it’s important to know preventative measures related to water-borne illnesses and injuries when we swim. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control... Read more

Should 2-year-olds still nap?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 9:35 AM
Today’s guest blogger is Meghan Walls, PsyD, a pediatric psychologist at Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children. Thinking about dropping your child’s nap time probably sounds scary to most parents. Your precious two hours of free time about to be swiped! Recently, an article from the... 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

Tips for preventing common home injuries

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
I recently took care of 2 year-old twins who got into their dad's nicotine pills. They were left unsupervised in the living room for just a minute with the pill bottle on the coffee table. Their parents found them chewing on the pills, with pill fragments scattered around them. They took the remaining... 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
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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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