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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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When confronting the challenge of disciplining their children, moms and dads often default to the ways their own parents disciplined them, sometimes with harmful results.When confronting the challenge of disciplining their children, moms and dads often default to the ways their own parents disciplined them, sometimes with harmful results. But mom a…
 
With gadgets so integrated into daily life, it can be tough to find non-digital gifts for your children. With gadgets so integrated into daily life, it can be tough to find non-digital gifts for your children. How do you manage your child’s holiday expectations? Discuss how wish lists work. Items on the list are not guaranteed. Manage those expecta…
 
How can you survive the holidays with your mental health intact?Holidays bring stress, even though the goal is a fun and festive time. There’s a lot of buildup for any holiday, making it tough for the day to live up to the hype. Acknowledge the special day but recognize that it’s another day. Not everything will be thrilling. There will still be fr…
 
Kids are now back in school and social situations with their peers. And we know that anxiety levels have been at an all-time high throughout this pandemic.Kids are now back in school and social situations with their peers. And we know that anxiety levels have been at an all-time high throughout this pandemic. So today we're talking about anxiety, d…
 
By this time of year, our kids have gone back to school and most of them are now in person.By this time of year, our kids have gone back to school and most of them are now in person. Some of them are masking, some of them are vaccinated if they're lucky, but we're also concerned about other things that go on in school. There are lice and there's st…
 
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 o…
 
Organized sports pretty much came to a halt when the rest of the world stopped during COVID-19.Organized sports pretty much came to a halt when the rest of the world stopped during COVID-19. So today we are talking all about navigating youth team sports with school and sports starting up again even as the pandemic rages on. We'll touch on deconditi…
 
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 w…
 
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 mor…
 
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 adver…
 
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 ea…
 
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, …
 
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 ar…
 
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 su…
 
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, …
 
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 thing…
 
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 pe…
 
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 deat…
 
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.…
 
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…
 
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 oppor…
 
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 pediatric…
 
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 …
 
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 vir…
 
COVID-19 vaccines recently opened up to kids ages 12 and up, so what does that mean for you and your children?COVID-19 vaccines recently opened up to kids ages 12 and up, so what does that mean for you and your children? Dr. Hina Talib breaks down the rule changes for the Pfizer vaccine, dosage, side effects, and more. Dr. Talib (She/Her) is a boar…
 
The pandemic has affected our children in so many ways, including their sleep patterns. With new school routines and quarantining, sleep has fallen to the waste side, and bedtimes are all over the place. The pandemic has affected our children in so many ways, including their sleep patterns. With new school routines and quarantining, sleep has falle…
 
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 nut…
 
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 tea…
 
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 b…
 
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 o…
 
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 i…
 
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 …
 
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 house…
 
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, …
 
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,…
 
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 e…
 
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. A…
 
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 pa…
 
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