Beginning as a teen and continuing through her years at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Dr. Georgette Constantinou noticed that people – fellow classmates and even older adults– often reached out to her for help in solving their personal problems. “I wanted to be a pediatrician since the age of 12 but it just […]
Summer vacation may be in full swing, but that doesn’t mean your child should get a break from household chores. “Chores not only help children becoming self-sufficient adults, they also teach them how to be accountable, how to be part of a team and to understand that the family does not exist for their benefit […]
How are parents supposed to monitor activity and protect their teens from online predators when using social media?
In this Children’s Channel video, Georgette Constantinou, PhD, the administrative director of pediatric psychiatry and psychology at Akron Children’s Hospital, provides some strategies to help ensure the turkey gravy is the only thing that bubbles over when families gather.
As a media relations specialist at Akron Children’s, I field many types of reporters’ requests. Some are calling about patients involved in car accidents or other traumas, like falling off a trampoline. And some reporters are interested in societal trends, such as childhood obesity or concussions in sports. Last week, Ray Horner, the morning show […]
Should you encourage your children to make New Year’s resolutions? Do young children even understand what it means to make resolutions? What’s my role as a parent in this process? These are just a few questions answered by pediatric psychologist Georgette Constantinou, PhD, director of the Akron Children’s Hospital Department of Psychiatry and Psychology. Constantinou […]