What may start as a question from your 9-year-old about body odor could quickly evolve into “the talk” if your answers spark her curiosity. In this Children’s Channel video, Jessica Castonguay, DO, MPH, an adolescent medicine physician at Akron Children’s Hospital, recommends letting your child provide the cues they are ready, and responding in an […]
There’s a good reason that kids today seem to be growing up faster than previous generations. Studies have shown that both girls and boys are entering puberty earlier than children did 40 years ago. A study published last year by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that boys are now reaching puberty at the average age of 10, about 1½ years earlier than previous generations.
The Internet has become a leading source of health information for families, and the Akron Children’s Hospital YouTube channel has been no exception. There have been 144,118 views of our videos in 2011, a 33 percent increase over our previous high set in 2010. And we still have a couple weeks left! As we look […]