By Dr. Chris Min, pediatric psychologist at CHOC and Luiza Mali, predoctoral intern at CHOC Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have experienced a thirst for answers and information — especially to help guide our behavior and try to put our worries at ease. Due to social isolation, many of us have looked online and […]
Screen Time and Social Media
The American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines on how much screen time is appropriate for children.
By Michael Molina, MPH, Community Educator at CHOC Children and adolescents should meet a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity every day. The full 60 minutes doesn’t have to be all at once- you can break it down in smaller sessions such as 15-20 minutes. Being active is an essential part a child’s growth […]
Snap Chat. Whats App. Voxer. With new online messaging and communications applications seemingly popping up daily, parents more than ever need to be mindful of their children’s technology and social media use, health care providers caution. “Technology is great, but it has consequences, especially on our younger population,” says Dr. Christopher Min, a CHOC psychologist. […]
By Dr. Anjalee W. Galion, CHOC neurologist Losing an hour of sleep as we “spring forward” to daylight saving time can wreak havoc on sleep schedules this week, especially children who already struggle with sleeping problems. Due to their developing brains, children can be particularly sensitive to sleep deprivation. According to the National Pediatric Sleep […]
If teens didn’t need another reason not to text and drive, police across the region will crack down on distracted drivers in April as part of national Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The California Highway Patrol, state Office of Traffic Safety and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies statewide will be out in force, ticketing […]
In a study released this month by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), an increasing number of adolescents participate in “sexting,” which can include sending sexually explicit images of themselves or other minors by cell phone or the Internet. Over 1,500 Internet users, ages 10 through 17, were surveyed about their experiences with appearing in, […]