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Anita Kulick

What teens need to know about social media and the law

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
Reid Sagehorn, a high school senior, was suspended and threatened with expulsion from Rogers High School in Minnesota in late January. The reason? His two-word tweet response posted on the Rogers Confessions website to the question, “Did he ever make out” with a 28-year-old teacher at the... Read more

Kids and volunteering: Good for others, good for them

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 5:30 AM
Ask most parents what they wish for their children, and the answer usually is, “health and happiness”. Then it seems we spend the rest of our lives doing all we can to ensure our wishes come true. Keeping them healthy is pretty clear cut. Making sure they have all their medical and dental... Read more

Is high stakes testing bad for my child?

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5:30 AM
At President Bush’s urging, Congress enacted the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The law was based on the belief that by setting national standards and measurable goals for every child attending a public school, each one would receive a quality education. And there was no doubt that something... Read more

Are you using your mobile device too much around your child?

Monday, March 10, 2014, 9:17 AM
Let’s confess. Most of us are secretly in love with our mobile devices. What started out as a convenience – being able to make phone calls anytime or using a laptop to stay connected to work – has now invaded every part of our lives. And why not? There are so many terrific devices... Read more

Teens and Sex: A difficult conversation for everyone – Including doctors

Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 5:30 AM
I vividly remember the first time my son’s pediatrician asked me to leave the examining room during his annual check-up. He said that as his patients approached adolescence, it was his practice to spend a few minutes with them privately. It would allow them to ask any questions or voice concerns... Read more

The indoor parenting winter survival guide

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 5:30 AM
Shorter days, longer nights, frigid temperatures with just enough ice and snow thrown in to mix things up, has meant a lot of time inside with the kids this winter season. Sure you can just let them sit around all day playing video games, glued to the computer, or watching TV; but that starts to drive... Read more

No shopping required: The one gift every child wants!

Monday, December 23, 2013, 5:30 AM
No matter how hard we try, it’s seems impossible to avoid getting caught up in the gift giving frenzy created this time of year. It doesn’t matter if we observe Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or don’t participate in any organized celebrations at all. There’s no denying that the... Read more

Bully proofing your child

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 9:21 AM
The hottest news lately seems to be a football story that has very little to do with the game. It’s about a Miami Dolphins player bullying a teammate or is it? That’s certainly how it’s being presented in the media. Whatever the real story is, it’s a great conversation starter... Read more

Why do manners matter?

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 5:30 AM
Years ago, I was talking to an acquaintance who told me about someone who, “didn’t know the difference between one fish fork and the other” at a dinner. He ended by adding, “Can you imagine such a thing?” Not only could I image such a “thing”, I realized that... Read more

How to avoid parenting meltdowns

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 5:30 AM
Today's guest blogger is Anita Kulick, President & CEO of Educating Communities for Parenting in Philadelphia. ECP offers a variety of programs and services for teen and adult parents, adjudicated delinquent youth, young adults aging out of the foster care system, preschoolers, and children at... 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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