Whether it’s seeping underneath the door crack at bedtime or casting shadows across the uneaten tuna casserole at dinner time, the glow of an electronic screen seems to be everywhere in the lives of our children. In this Children’s Channel video, Geoffrey Putt, PsyD, director of outpatient therapy services at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the physical […]
The recent Fort Lauderdale, Fla., airport shooting is a reminder that the sheer volume of media exposure of mass killings, terrorism and other horrible events can have a profound effect on kids many miles from the scene. Even if your kids don’t say anything after such a tragedy, it’s good to ask them about their […]
As Georgette Constantinou sees it, the best way to help your kids overcome letdowns and failures is to be a role model of perseverance and problem solving − a nurturer and supporter, but not a fixer. Dr. Constantinou, a pediatric psychologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, believes the key to raising emotionally healthy children is teaching […]
In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Laura Rocker, medical director for the Partial Hospitalization Program at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the differences between depression and sadness, as well as what parents can do to help their kids cope during troubled times.
Texting, social media, multi-player game systems and other advances in technology have created new challenges for parents as they try to guide their children into adulthood – not to mention more traditional problem areas such as messy rooms and whining. In 2011, Akron Children’s Hospital helped parents put these same technologies to good use by […]