A CHOC pediatric psychologist offers insight into behaviors and reactions parents might expect from their children – as well as themselves – and strategies to help.
With election season here, it’s hard to miss the onslaught of media coverage and chatter about political issues and candidates. While this is an important time for our country, it can be overwhelming for parents wondering how to talk to kids about politics. “Politics are front and center right now, making it a great time […]
Bullying continues to make headlines around the country. In particular, cyberbullying has become an increasingly common and serious issue largely due to the easy access, and in some cases the anonymity, of digital devices. CHOC offers the following tips to help you start a conversation with your child around bullying, and guidelines to help you […]
A CHOC expert in clinical psychology offers tips for parents, including the five E’s of helping a child navigate a traumatic event.
It’s perfectly normal for parents to get mad at their children sometimes, but anger can have a negative effect on a child’s development, a CHOC psychologist tells CHOC Radio. In podcast No. 21, Dr. Nadia Torres-Eaton offers practical advice for parents to manage their anger: how to reduce stressful situations at home; what to do […]
Not only can parents help instill good eating habits in children, but they also have significant influence over a child’s mental perceptions about food, a CHOC psychologist says. “Food does more than just fulfill our basic needs for sustenance,” says Dr. Cindy Kim, a psychologist with expertise in pediatric feeding disorders. “Food also gets associated […]
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 24, which underscores the importance of recognizing depression and warning signs in youth, CHOC chief psychologist says. Among others, irritability, sadness, social withdrawal, and changes in sleep and appetite are indicators of depression, says Dr. Heather Huszti. Follow are warning signs that […]