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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

Masks & Hand Sanitizer: How School Supplies Look Different This Year

10/19/2021
If you're a parent, you know that this school year looks a little bit different. Even from last year!If you're a parent, you know that this school year looks a little bit different. Even from last year! It certainly did when our kids were staying home, some of us got to save on some school supplies! But now most are back to learning in person. So what about this school year is different due to the COVID-19 pandemic still going on? What's the best type of mask for a full day at school? and...

Duration:00:16:46

Teens & Vaping

10/5/2021
As a parent, we do our best to know what our children are doing when we can't be with them. But when it comes to vaping and e-cigarettes, they're a bit easier to hide than traditional marijuana use or cigarette smoking. As a parent, we do our best to know what our children are doing when we can't be with them. But when it comes to vaping and e-cigarettes, they're a bit easier to hide than traditional marijuana use or cigarette smoking. Dr. Susan Walley is a Pediatrics Specialist, as well...

Duration:00:16:41

Let's Talk Sexual Health and Contraception

9/21/2021
If you're a parent of preteens, tweens, or teenagers, you're going to want to listen to this episode, as we dive into talking to your kids about their sexual health. If you're a parent of preteens, tweens, or teenagers, you're going to want to listen to this episode, as we dive into talking to your kids about their sexual health. Information is more accessible now than ever, but it's not always correct, so it's still important to sit down and have this conversation with your...

Duration:00:16:47

Creating Positive Relationships with Kids to Build Resilience

9/14/2021
Building relationships with your children can be difficult (especially teens). But having that stability helps them in the future to overcome adversity, build resiliency, and face any tough times ahead.Building relationships with your children can be difficult (especially teens). But having that stability helps them in the future to overcome adversity, build resiliency, and face any tough times ahead. Dr. Michael Yogman is chair of the Massachusetts American Academy of Pediatrics Child...

Duration:00:11:31

How Can Kids Help Stop Climate Change?

9/7/2021
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. With the...

Duration:00:12:57

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

8/31/2021
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...

Duration:00:12:30

Encore Episode: When to Discuss Weight with Your Child

8/24/2021
Love your child at their current weight while making lifestyle changes in your household.Are you concerned about your child’s weight? You don’t want to ruin their self-esteem by bringing something up that may not be a problem, but you also don’t want your child to endure the health risks connected with being overweight or obese. Processed foods are dense in calories but not necessarily packed with nutrients. Today’s children aren’t as active as those in the previous generation because of...

Duration:00:21:30

Body Image & Back to School Clothes Shopping

8/17/2021
Developing a healthy body image and sense of self in our children is so important. And as we round out the end of summer, you might be heading to the mall or other store to pick up some new clothes for your kids for this school year.Developing a healthy body image and sense of self in our children is so important. And as we round out the end of summer, you might be heading to the mall or other store to pick up some new clothes for your kids for this school year. So how can you keep that...

Duration:00:17:32

Dealing with Back to School Dread and Anxiety

8/3/2021
Our kids are heading back to school soon, most likely in person this time. But after a year of staying home with no routines, it can be a bit nervewracking to think about heading back to the busy halls of a bustling school.Our kids are heading back to school soon, most likely in person this time. But after a year of staying home with no routines, it can be a bit nervewracking to think about heading back to the busy halls of a bustling school. Dr. Jaime Friedman is back on the show today,...

Duration:00:10:57

Encore Episode: How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change

7/27/2021
Find out how to address your kids' concerns about climate change.Climate change affects all of us. Your children may have concerns. You want to be able to talk to them about it without affecting them with your own anxiety. Tell your children the truth but frame it with hope. We have the ability to act on climate change right now. Many of the things we can do to help the planet improve our own lives in the short term. Advocacy by young people brings attention to the concerns. Work to...

Encore Episode: Cross Cultural Kids & Identity

7/20/2021
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...

Encore Episode: Talking To Children About Racism

7/13/2021
Protests in the summer of 2020 raged on in most major cities for weeks 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 in the summer of 2020 raged on in most major cities for weeks 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,...

Encore Episode: Should Your Kid Make Breakfast?

7/6/2021
Is it time for your child to start making breakfast?When are your kids old enough to make their own breakfast? There's no one-size-fits-all with breakfast preparation, but responsibility can vary by age range. A four-year-old child could put prepared and measured ingredients into a very simple recipe. No knives, no electricity, no stoves or ovens. Yogurt parfaits are perfect for your child to mix with ingredients from containers. Older children can take more responsibility, using the...

Duration:00:19:59

How to Travel Safe and Sound this Summer

7/6/2021
We'd all like to go on vacation this summer, but what should we know before we head on that road trip or plane during this almost post-pandemic time?We'd all like to go on vacation this summer, but what should we know before we head on that road trip or plane during this almost post-pandemic time? We're talking about the current recommendations for summer activities, vaccinated vs unvaccinated, what to do with kids on flights, and how concerned you should be about masks & sanitizing on the...

Safe 4th of July Celebrations

6/29/2021
As the summer gets into full swing, and we're starting to think about cookouts and gatherings again, it's important to remember both COVID-19 and regular safety rules when getting together for the 4th!As the summer gets into full swing, and we're starting to think about cookouts and gatherings again, it's important to remember both COVID-19 and regular safety rules when getting together for the 4th! Dr. Jaime Friedman is a board-certified pediatrician in San Diego, California. She runs a...

Keeping Children Safe Around Pets and Other Animals

6/22/2021
A new dog or other family pet has brought so much joy to uprooted lives this pandemic. But with increased numbers of pet adoptions come more opportunities for bites, scratches, and other dog or pet woes.A new dog or other family pet has brought so much joy to uprooted lives this pandemic. But with increased numbers of pet adoptions come more opportunities for bites, scratches, and other dog or pet woes. Dr. Alison Tothy is back on the show, she is a pediatric emergency medicine physician...

Encore Episode: Hot Car Deaths: How Are They Still Happening?

6/15/2021
We've heard about it every summer for years, but somehow it still happens, kids dying in hot cars. We've heard about it every summer for years, but somehow it still happens, kids dying in hot cars. On average 40 kids die in hot cars every year, with most incidents happening towards the end of a typical work week. Dr. Benjamin Hoffman is a pediatrician and expert on child safety and sits down with Melanie Cole in this encore episode from August 2020 to discuss how fast cars can get too...

Swim Safety and Drowning Prevention

6/8/2021
Summer is on its way, and being outside is still the best place to have fun during the COVID-19 pandemic.Summer is on its way, and being outside is still the best place to have fun during the COVID-19 pandemic. With some restrictions being lifted, more people will be traveling to beaches, hotel pools, and other summer fun spots near the water. So today we are talking all about swim safety and drowning prevention. Dr. Gary Kirkilas is one of our regular doctors here on Healthy Children. He...

As the World Starts to Open, Is Summer Camp Safe This Year?

6/1/2021
This summer everyone is excited to make up for 2020 and get as many plans in as they can. But there is still so much that's unknown about the virus still. So, is sending your kid away to summer camp okay?This summer everyone is excited to make up for 2020 and get as many plans in as they can. But there is still so much that's unknown about the virus still. So, is sending your kid away to summer camp okay? Well, Dr. Alison Tothy says summer camp is a go this year! Dr. Tothy is a fan favorite...