Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tips

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

Parents and teens: How to fight nicely

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
Mayweather vs Pacquino isn’t the only fight to happen recently. Every day there are frustrated teens and parents sparring outside the ring — behind closed doors in their homes as well as in my adolescent medicine office. In exam room #1 are a mother and her teenage daughter. I was seeing... Read more

What's the latest in treating childhood obesity?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Recently, the Canadian Taskforce on Preventive Health released recommendations about the identification and management of childhood obesity in primary care. Our friends in the North are not alone in this problem. Currently, one-third of children and adolescents in the United States are classified as... 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

How we can promote more creativity in schools?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5:30 AM
It’s now (finally) officially Spring, and with the longer days and budding blossoms comes another springtime event: standardized tests. Recently, I was visiting a school deep in the throes of standardized test taking, and the anxiety and tension (from students, teachers, and administrators) was... 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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