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Produced in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and their consumer site, HealthyChildren.org, Healthy Children is hosted by our favorite Mom: Melanie Cole, MS. Join Melanie as she interviews expert pediatricians and discusses all aspects of your children’s health and well-being. From infants to teens, potty training to bullying, to prom safety – this is your ultimate audio parenting guide available On Demand 24/7!

Produced in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and their consumer site, HealthyChildren.org, Healthy Children is hosted by our favorite Mom: Melanie Cole, MS. Join Melanie as she interviews expert pediatricians and discusses all aspects of your children’s health and well-being. From infants to teens, potty training to bullying, to prom safety – this is your ultimate audio parenting guide available On Demand 24/7!

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Rolling Meadows, IL

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Produced in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and their consumer site, HealthyChildren.org, Healthy Children is hosted by our favorite Mom: Melanie Cole, MS. Join Melanie as she interviews expert pediatricians and discusses all aspects of your children’s health and well-being. From infants to teens, potty training to bullying, to prom safety – this is your ultimate audio parenting guide available On Demand 24/7!

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@YourRadioMD

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English

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The American Academy of Pediatrics 141 Northwest Point Boulevard Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098 847/434-4000


Episodes

Encore Episode: How To Talk To Teens About Taking Responsibility For Their Health

5/11/2021
As our children grow into teens (and eventually adults), there comes a time where we need to sit them down to talk about handling and advocating for their own health. As our children grow into teens (and eventually adults), there comes a time where we need to sit them down to talk about handling and advocating for their own health. Whether it's nutrition, a chronic health problem, or personal hygiene, sometimes kids as early as 11 or 12 are ready to take on these activities. While the...

Talking To Kids About Racism Towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)

5/4/2021
A disturbing trend has been on the rise in the United States: racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. A disturbing trend has been on the rise in the United States: racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. So how do we discuss this hate and violence with our children? Bring up the topic of racism in general, and simply teach empathy? Dr. Steph Lee is back again to help us approach this conversation with our children. She is a pediatrician with Penn State Health...

Summer Plans with Vaccinated Parents: What Can We Do this Year?

4/27/2021
While your younger kids probably won't be vaccinated this summer, most adults in this country will have the option to be! This means we have a few more freedoms back this vacation season. While your younger kids probably won't be vaccinated this summer, most adults in this country will have the option to be! This means we have a few more freedoms back this vacation season. So what CAN we do this year? Listen to this episode for some safe summer vacation ideas, should you go to summer...

How Can Kids Help Stop Climate Change?

4/20/2021
The daunting challenge of stopping climate change can feel like a lot. Especially when you are a kid or a teen. The daunting challenge of stopping climate change can feel like a lot. Especially when you are a kid or a teen. Really it's their future we're trying to save. So how can young people help ease the effects of climate change, and be more earth-conscious? In honor of Earth Day this week (April 22nd), we're talking all about ways kids can do their part to help the planet. Dr. Steph...

Encore Episode: Digital Media and Virtual Schooling

4/13/2021
It is an especially difficult time to be a parent, with all of the different forms of schooling going on during the pandemic. Whether you're homeschooling, helping with virtual lessons, or sending your kid to physical classrooms, learning is not what it used to be. It is an especially difficult time to be a parent, with all of the different forms of schooling going on during the pandemic. Whether you're homeschooling, helping with virtual lessons, or sending your kid to physical classrooms,...

Your Child Comes Out To You, What Happens Next?

4/6/2021
Today we're diving into an important conversation: how to understand and support your children when they come out as gay, bisexual, lesbian, or any other sexual identity and/or sexuality.Today we're diving into an important conversation: how to understand and support your children when they come out as gay, bisexual, lesbian, or any other sexual identity and/or sexuality. Dr. Naveen Mehrotra is joining us again for this episode, he is a board-certified pediatrician with a special interest...

Teaching Our Boys Consent & Respect in Dating

3/30/2021
In a previous episode on sex and dating, we didn't focus as much as we could have on the boy's side of the conversation. How do we teach our sons and other young boys in our life how to respect women when it comes to dating?In a previous episode on sex and dating, we didn't focus as much as we could have on the boy's side of the conversation. How do we teach our sons and other young boys in our life how to respect women when it comes to dating? Well, we brought Dr. Gary Kirikilas back on to...

Poison Prevention Week: Keeping Chemicals Away From Our Kids

3/23/2021
This week is Poison Prevention Week (March 21 - 27 2021) so we're talking about keeping chemicals away from our kids.This week is Poison Prevention Week (March 21 - 27 2021) so we're talking about keeping chemicals away from our kids. It's so scary and really so easy for kids to get into things like laundry pods, drugs and alcohol, and other household goods. Dr. Kevin Osterhoudt is an attending physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine and the medical director of the Poison Control...

Body Image and Eating Disorders: How To Spot Them and What To Do

3/16/2021
Our kid's schedules are all over the place these days, that also includes their eating schedules. Some kids are stressed and not eating at all, while others are bored and home all day eating more and more.Our kid's schedules are all over the place these days, that also includes their eating schedules. Some kids are stressed and not eating at all, while others are bored and home all day eating more and more. So how can we tell when a problem is budding, and how can we get our kids back to...

Navigating Sexuality and Identity with Our Children

3/9/2021
As sexuality and gender continue to expand and be more fluid, it can be hard to catch up as a parent with what our kids identify as.As sexuality and gender continue to expand and be more fluid, it can be hard to catch up as a parent with what our kids identify as. Here to help us break down all of these terms and identities is Dr. Naveen Mehrotra, he is a board-certified pediatrician with a special interest in child development and early Intervention. He utilizes his interest in...

#CallYourPediatrician and Keeping Confidence in Vaccines

3/2/2021
Even with the pandemic going on, it's still important to catch up with well visits and routine vaccines in person.Even with the pandemic going on, it's still important to catch up with well visits and routine vaccines in person. Dr. Anisha Abraham, MD, MPH is a board-certified pediatrician and adolescent health specialist with 25 years of global experience. Anisha treats and counsels young people with a variety of issues including social media use, drug use, and stress. Anisha's clinical...

Media, Kids And How To Explain The News

2/23/2021
The last few years have been difficult, and for a while, it felt like every day we were presented with a new and unfathomable piece of news. And social media keeps us more engaged than ever, almost too much.The last few years have been difficult, and for a while, it felt like every day we were presented with a new and unfathomable piece of news. And social media keeps us more engaged than ever, almost too much. Dr. Donald Shifrin is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of...

Building Resiliency for Winter Months & COVID Times

2/16/2021
Resiliency is so important to build in our children, but it's especially important during these winter COVID months when we're stuck indoors because of the cold and the pandemic.Resiliency is so important to build in our children, but it's especially important during these winter COVID months when we're stuck indoors because of the cold and the pandemic. Dr. Anisha Abraham, MD, MPH is a board-certified pediatrician and adolescent health specialist with 25 years of global experience. Anisha...

Duration:00:16:54

Cross Cultural Kids & Identity

2/9/2021
Today we are diving into a new and interesting topic here on the show: cross-cultural kids.Today we are diving into a new and interesting topic here on the show: cross-cultural kids. Dr. Anisha Abraham, MD, MPH is a board-certified pediatrician and adolescent health specialist with 25 years of global experience. Anisha treats and counsels young people with a variety of issues including social media use, drug use, and stress. As a recognized educator, Anisha provides training on adolescent...

Duration:00:15:37

Substance Abuse & Marketing Towards Teens

2/2/2021
Drug abuse has been an issue that really all generations have had to deal with. And Gen Z is no different. Drug abuse has been an issue that really all generations have had to deal with. And Gen Z is no different. But what should we tell out reens about using drugs, and what should we mention about our own history with drugs? Dr. Gary Kirkilas is back to help us discuss drugs with our teens and young adults. He is a pediatrician in Phoenix, Arizona with a unique mobile practice, as well...

Duration:00:13:01

Dating & Sex Talk With Your Teens

1/26/2021
Approaching the dating & sex talk with our kids is difficult. What age is appropriate, what words to use, and what do they actually know already from being online?! Well, Dr. Gary Kirkilas is here to help us out. He is a pediatrician in Phoenix, Arizona with a unique mobile practice, as well as a spokesperson for the AAP.Approaching the dating & sex talk with our kids is difficult. What age is appropriate, what words to use, and what do they actually know already from being online?! Well,...

Duration:00:20:21

Sports, Heart Health & COVID19

1/19/2021
Among all the things canceled this year, school and other sports have all but been canceled. Some are missing out on whole seasons of training and competition. Among all the things canceled this year, school and other sports have all but been canceled. Some are missing out on whole seasons of training and competition. Dr. Christopher Snyder is a pediatric cardiologist at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, and he is on the show today to talk about staying healthy and...

Duration:00:19:30

Vaccine Confidence & Staying On Top of Well Visits

1/12/2021
A lot of parents, including our host Melanie, are wondering about well visits for our children. Is it worth it to head to the doctor's office during COVID-19? A lot of parents, including our host Melanie, are wondering about well visits for our children. Is it worth it to head to the doctor's office during COVID-19? To help us navigate doctors' visits and staying up to date on vaccinations during this crazy time is Dr. Candice Jones, a pediatrician, and spokesperson for the AAP. She talks...

Duration:00:17:35

Postpartum and Maternal Depression

1/5/2021
Today we are discussing postpartum and maternal depression, a difficult but important topic to discuss and watch out for in new moms. Today we are discussing postpartum and maternal depression, a difficult but important topic to discuss and watch out for in new moms. Dr. Marian Earls has extensive experience in this field. She is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, is the medical director of Guilford Child Health (GCH), Inc., a large, non-profit, private pediatric practice in her...

Duration:00:15:34

Can Adolescents Safely Socialize On Winter Break?

12/29/2020
We are all going through an unprecedented time and our stress levels are extremely high. For our kids, however, this can be magnified as they may be feeling the strains of social isolation and intense worry.We are all going through an unprecedented time and our stress levels are extremely high. For our kids, however, this can be magnified as they may be feeling the strains of social isolation and intense worry. Joining to help us to understand COVID 19 and kids is Dr. Margaret Stager is the...

Duration:00:17:37