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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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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!

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

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

    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 empower your children to do what they can to improve conditions.Listen to this encore episode from January 2020 as Dr. Aparna Bole, Chair of the AAP Council on Environmental Health, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how to talk to your kids about climate change.

    Encore Episode: Cross Cultural Kids & Identity

    Encore Episode: Cross Cultural Kids & Identity

    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 health and wellness to faculty, teens, and parents.   Anisha's clinical and research work combined with her experience with cultures and transition is the basis for her passion and interest in making the lives of global teens better. In this encore episode from February 2021, she talks with Melanie about what a cross-cultural kid is, the challenges that parents face, and how we can teach our children who may have grown up in one place to be global citizens.

    Encore Episode: Talking To Children About Racism

    Encore Episode: Talking To Children About Racism

    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, so where do you begin? In this encore episode from last summer, Dr. Nia Heard-Garris joined Melanie Cole, MS, to help parents discuss this moment in history with our kids. Dr. Heard-Garris is a pediatrician and a researcher in the Department of Pediatrics at Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University; and also in the Division of Academic General Pediatrics and Mary Ann & J. Milburn Smith Child Health Research, Outreach, and Advocacy Center at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

    How to Travel Safe and Sound this Summer

    How to Travel Safe and Sound this Summer

    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 road. Our guest today is Dr. Lauren Crosby, a nationally recognized parenting expert, pediatrician, and Official Spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    Safe 4th of July Celebrations

    Safe 4th of July Celebrations

    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 practice in 4S Ranch for Children’s Primary Care Medical Group, which is affiliated with Rady Children’s Hospital. She joins us to talk about social distancing rules, the danger of backyard fireworks (even sparklers!), and cautious grilling to keep your parties fun and safe.

    Keeping Children Safe Around Pets and Other Animals

    Keeping Children Safe Around Pets and Other Animals

    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 and a spokesperson for the AAP, and says dog bites have increased with kids being home more this past year. She tells us about this strange side effect of the pandemic, dealing with animal fears, allergies, and deciding as a family when to get a pet. 

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Melanie, host of the Healthy Children podcast, highlights all aspects of parenting, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Melanie highlights all aspects of parenting and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Stacey Shapiro ,

Excellent and informative podcast

Melanie Cole, host of the Healthy Children podcast, highlights all aspects of kid's health and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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