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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!

    Screening for Bullying, and How To Prevent It

    Screening for Bullying, and How To Prevent It

    One of the worries all parents have is that their kids might get bullied at school, on the sports field, or now even online. Bullying is an even bigger problem now as it takes on many forms and can happen really all the time on social media.  One of the worries all parents have is that their kids might get bullied at school, on the sports field, or now even online. Bullying is an even bigger problem now as it takes on many forms and can happen really all the time on social media.  Today we're talking to who works in Pediatric Emergency at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and has noticed a significant impact in bullying on her pediatric population there with manifestations including both medical and mental health effects. She talks with Melanie about why kids bully, what to do if your child is getting bullied, teaching our kids to intervene if they witness bullying, and keeping an eye out for cyberbullying.

    Let's Talk Sexual Health and Contraception

    Let's Talk Sexual Health and Contraception

    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 child. Joining us is Dr. Laura Grubb, an adolescent medicine specialist, and general pediatrician. She and Melanie discuss the patterns we're seeing in teens these days, how to answer questions about sex and our bodies, and when to start those conversations.

    Children, Reading and The Pandemic

    Children, Reading and The Pandemic

    Teaching our kids to enjoy reading can be difficult, but while we're spending more time at home with our families, now might be the perfect time to try and instill a passion for reading in our young ones.Teaching our kids to enjoy reading can be difficult, but while we're spending more time at home with our families, now might be the perfect time to try and instill a passion for reading in our young ones. Joining us to talk about reading is Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, he is a pediatrician and spokesperson for AAP, as well as an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He talks about sharing that love of reading with our children and our family, how to find books your little ones will enjoy, and separating reading for school and reading for pleasure.

    Digital Advertising and AAP’s Call For Regulations

    Digital Advertising and AAP’s Call For Regulations

    We have never been more dependent on technology than during this pandemic. Between video calls for fun, for work, and many kids going to school virtually, we are on the internet and on screens almost all of the time.We have never been more dependent on technology than during this pandemic. Between video calls for fun, for work, and many kids going to school virtually, we are on the internet and on screens almost all of the time.  As kids become more adapt to technology, the AAP is calling for more regulation when it comes to digital advertising and our children.   Dr. Yolanda "Linda" Reid Chassiakos is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, and the Director and Medical Chief of Staff at the Klotz Student Health Center, at California State University Northridge. She tells us about the changing landscape of marketing to children online and teaching digital literacy.

    Colleges & Universities In The Time of COVID

    Colleges & Universities In The Time of COVID

    Today's episode is a bit personal for our host Melanie, as she kept her son home this semester instead of sending him back to college. He is miserable, but she thinks she made the best decision!Today's episode is a bit personal for our host Melanie, as she kept her son home this semester instead of sending him back to college. He is miserable, but she thinks she made the best decision!  Well, we're going to talk all about colleges in the time of COVID with Dr. Yolanda “Linda” Reid Chassiakos, the Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, and the Director and Medical Chief of Staff at the Klotz Student Health Center, at California State University Northridge. She discusses with Melanie what we've seen so far with colleges reopening and reclosing again, how peer pressure can be used in a positive way, and how to move forward with a college-age child.

    What Will Happen To Halloween During COVID?

    What Will Happen To Halloween During COVID?

    Halloween is just a week away now, have you finalized your plans for this year? Halloween 2020 will be one to remember with the COVID-19 still raging on.Halloween is just a week away now, have you finalized your plans for this year? Halloween 2020 will be one to remember with the COVID-19 still raging on.  So how will Halloween change this year, is trick or treating safe? Can we still have costume parties? What should you do if you are hitting the streets Halloween night? We are joined once again today by Dr. Shelly Vaziri Flais - she is a practicing pediatrician, mom of 4, AAP author, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. And she will be giving us some tips to navigate this year's spooky season. 

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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!

Taylor Mill Kid ,

Great episode by Dr. Armstrong!

I am a pediatrician and a colleague of Dr. Armstrong’s and I love her practical advice here for families on handling stressful discussion about weight. Great to share with families!

bsnmd ,

Mother

Very informative. Love that the information is coming from a trusted source-pediatricians and the AAP. Just what you need to know and no extra.

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