Raising Children Responsibly in the Digital Age American Psychological Association (APA) Touchscreen use among children is ubiquitous. But how much is too much, and is there an age before which you shouldn’t hand a child a smartphone or tablet? Roberta Golinkoff, PhD, discusses how this relatively new technology can help young children learn and why it’s different from television and books.
Having Difficult Conversations with Children Lee Memorial Health System Tragic events can happen every day, and they can be difficult to explain to children. “Being able to talk about it and give them the language and the tools to process some of that is so important and so helpful,” said Dr. Siddika Mulchan, a pediatric clinical psychologist with Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
How to help overweight kids get healthier Mayo Clinic Childhood obesity affects more than 12.7 million U.S. children and adolescents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, pediatric psychologist Dr. Bridget Biggs offers ideas for promoting healthy living at your house.
Does Your Child Have the Flu or Just a Cold Video VideoMD This brief video covers Cold vs Flu symptoms and treatments for each. With the current Swine Flu crisis, it is important to be able to tell the difference between the common cold vs. Flu in children.
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