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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

Electronic Devices and Young Kids

8/4/2020
As we move toward a more digital world, many parents are weighing the benefits of electronic devices - are they good or bad? As we move toward a more digital world, many parents are weighing the benefits of electronic devices - are they good or bad? With schools moving to online classes because of the pandemic, kids are on phones and computers now more than ever. So can kids be addicted to devices, how can you move kids offline, and what counts as screentime? Dr. Nusheen Ameenuddin is...

Duration:00:17:58

Helping Teens Navigate Adolescence To Become Successful Adults

7/28/2020
One of the most important parts of being a parent, besides keeping your children alive, is helping them to navigate adolescence to become successful adults, giving them roots and wings.One of the most important parts of being a parent, besides keeping your children alive, is helping them to navigate adolescence to become successful adults, giving them roots and wings. It's inevitable your teens will one day become adults, so ensuring those values in them now will only help them as they grow...

Duration:00:21:15

Building Resilience & Bringing Teens Back From Difficult Times

7/21/2020
Times are tough for everyone these days, but especially teens who haven't been in school and can't hang out with their friends like they used to.Times are tough for everyone these days, but especially teens who haven't been in school and can't hang out with their friends like they used to. Building resilience in teens is always important, but more critical now than ever in making them feel seen, and making sure they have the resources to get through whatever troubles they may be...

Duration:00:17:43

Talking To Children About Protests

7/14/2020
Parents, especially White Parents, should be having conversations with children about race anyway, protests or not. Institutionalized racism is as old as America, so parents need to be talking to their children about power and privilege early on.Parents, especially White Parents, should be having conversations with children about race anyway, protests or not. Institutionalized racism is as old as America, so parents need to be talking to their children about power and privilege early on....

What Summer Activities Are Safe For Kids Amid Coronavirus?

7/7/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on kids. The mental, psychosocial aspects of social distancing and isolation are starting to pile up as we enter another month of this new normal.The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on kids. The mental, psychosocial aspects of social distancing and isolation are starting to pile up as we enter another month of this new normal. But as the weather gets warmer, kids are trying to see their friends, head to a park or a pool, and play outside. But what...

Duration:00:15:12

Water Safety & Drowning Prevention

6/30/2020
Summer is here, and everyone is itching to get outside after a long spring indoors.Summer is here, and everyone is itching to get outside after a long spring indoors. So whether you're heading to the lake, the ocean, or a backyard pool, its still important to keep swimming safety and drowning in mind. To talk about water safety in the summer is Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD - a practicing pediatrician, fellow mom, AAP author, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Northwestern University...

Duration:00:17:15

Talking To Children About Racism

6/23/2020
Protests have been raging on in most major cities for weeks now protesting the death of George Floyd, police brutality, and in support of black lives. All of these are incredibly heavy and complex topics to discuss with children, so where do you begin?Protests have been raging on in most major cities for weeks now protesting the death of George Floyd, police brutality, and systemic racism. All of these are incredibly heavy and complex topics to discuss with children, so where do you...

Encore Episode: Racism: Uncovering and Preventing Biases

6/16/2020
Embrace diversity and work to eliminate racism.Your responsibility as a parent is to encourage an understanding and appreciation for diversity. Racism affects all people. First, you have to acknowledge that bias is real. Then, you have to encourage individuals who have conscious biases to be better. Discuss the challenges that come up for yourself and your children. Biases start early. Your children are exposed to biases as early as preschool. Establish a safe space to talk about the...

Duration:00:22:36

When to Take Your Child to the ER During the Pandemic

6/9/2020
We know parents have a lot of questions and fears concerning the spread of COVID-19 and some might be reluctant to bring their child to the doctor, even when it’s an emergency.We know parents have a lot of questions and fears concerning the spread of COVID-19 and some might be reluctant to bring their child to the doctor, even when it’s an emergency. Dr. Alison Tothy joins Melanie Cole, MS, to talk about what she’s seeing in patients these days and what parents should do in case of an...

How Parents Can Prepare for Schools Reopening (And What That Might Look Like)

6/2/2020
So much is unknown about what school will look like in the fall after COVID-19. So how can you and your children prepare to return to the classroom?Thinking of sending children back to schools this fall brings up a range of emotions. - is it relieving that they'll be out of the house and taught by teachers once again? or scary, the idea of going back to crowded classrooms? Whether it's going back to a local public school or sending older children away to college - schools will inevitably be...

Duration:00:12:33

How to Keep Children Safe from Poison via Household Hazards During the COVID-19 Pandemic

5/26/2020
Learn how to keep children safe and away from injury or poison via household hazards during the COVID-19 pandemic.As more people are taking extra steps to sanitize their homes, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a rise in calls to the Poison Control Center. Dr. Benjamin Hoffman is a pediatrician and nationally recognized expert in child injury prevention and education. He currently serves as Director of the Tom Sargent Safety Center at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Dr....

Duration:00:12:12

Encore Episode: Preventing Suicide

5/19/2020
Watch for warning signs to help prevent suicide.Pediatric suicide is a difficult topic but parents may be able to help children who are at risk. Bullying is rampant in pre-teens and teens. In the age of social media, bullying doesn't stop once the school day is done. Find out how much time your child is spending online. Those who are already prone to anxiety and depression are at greater risk for self-harm and suicide. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) lead to higher potential for...

Duration:00:18:21

Encore Episode: What Does Social Distancing Really Mean? Can Kids Have "Safe" Play Dates?

5/12/2020
It's critical for the health of your family, your community, and the world for us to remain steadfast with social distancing and self-isolation.By this time in the COVID-19 pandemic, your kids might be going a little stir crazy... or a lot. Social distancing was designed to reduce the risk of the virus to thrive. But your kids, especially the little ones, don't understand why they can't have a play date or go to the playground. Older kids are also trying to find ways to sneak out of the...

Duration:00:13:04

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Kids with Special Healthcare Needs

5/5/2020
How are children with special healthcare needs uniquely impacted -- especially those who often receive important care during the school day?The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone, in different ways. How are children with special healthcare needs uniquely impacted -- especially those who often receive important care during the school day? Dr. Lynn Davidson says that parents and family members are required to "get creative" in getting access to necessary therapies. She also advises that...

Duration:00:15:37

Encore Episode: Coronavirus: Screen Time Advice for Toddlers to Teens

4/28/2020
For families with children at home, whether small children, school-aged kids, or even young adults home from college, these coronavirus times are especially challengingThe coronavirus is causing uncertainty among us all. It's been a total disruption of what we consider "normal." How long will the social-distancing and self-isolation last? One cannot tell -- meaning the disruption continues. For families with children at home, whether small children, school-aged kids, or even young adults...

Duration:00:15:42

Encore Episode: How to Ease Your Children's Anxiety About Coronavirus

4/21/2020
While children may not fully understand what's going on regarding coronavirus, they can still pick up on the fear and anxiety circulating within the their environment.COVID-19's presence in our society, our communities, our households is the cause of a great deal of anxiety. While children may not fully understand what's going on, they can still pick up on the fear and anxiety circulating within the their environment. They also may not comprehend the importance of social distancing....

Duration:00:13:57

What Does Social Distancing Really Mean? Can Kids Have "Safe" Play Dates?

4/14/2020
It's critical for the health of your family, your community, and the world for us to remain steadfast with social distancing and self-isolation.By this time in the COVID-19 pandemic, your kids might be going a little stir crazy... or a lot. Social distancing was designed to reduce the risk of the virus to thrive. But your kids, especially the little ones, don't understand why they can't have a play date or go to the playground. Older kids are also trying to find ways to sneak out of the...

Duration:00:13:04

Coronavirus: Screen Time Advice for Toddlers to Teens

4/7/2020
For families with children at home, whether small children, school-aged kids, or even young adults home from college, these coronavirus times are especially challengingThe coronavirus is causing uncertainty among us all. It's been a total disruption of what we consider "normal." How long will the social-distancing and self-isolation last? One cannot tell -- meaning the disruption continues. For families with children at home, whether small children, school-aged kids, or even young adults...

Duration:00:15:42

How to Ease Your Children's Anxiety About Coronavirus

3/31/2020
While children may not fully understand what's going on regarding coronavirus, they can still pick up on the fear and anxiety circulating within the their environment.COVID-19's presence in our society, our communities, our households is the cause of a great deal of anxiety. While children may not fully understand what's going on, they can still pick up on the fear and anxiety circulating within the their environment. They also may not comprehend the importance of social distancing....

Duration:00:13:57

Encore Episode: Electronic Devices and Social Media

3/17/2020
Teach your children how to manage digital usage and social media.Today’s children are immersed in digital media. It can be a double-edged sword. Remember that technology is a tool. Children need parameters to help manage online interactions. As a parent, you need to guide them. Monitor what they’re doing. Warn your child about the perils of online communication. They may think that all people are as honest as they are, which means they may provide too much personal information in...

Duration:00:27:11