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How Can Kids Help Stop Climate Change?
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The daunting challenge of stopping climate change can feel like a lot. Especially when you are a kid or a teen. 

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PAST EPISODES

Encore Episode: Digital Media and Virtual Schooling
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It is an especially difficult time to be a parent, with all of the different forms of schooling going on during the pandemic. Whether you're homeschooling, helping with virtual lessons, or sending your kid to physical classrooms, learning is not what it used to be.

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Your Child Comes Out To You, What Happens Next?
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Your Child Comes Out To You, What Happens Next?

Expert : Dr. Naveen Mehrotra was born in India and raised in Liberia before he moved to the United States. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna cum Laude at SUNY at Stony Brook where he also went on to obtain his medical degree. He completed his three-year residency in general pediatrics and a one-year fellowship in neonatology at the University of Chicago, Wyler Children’s Hospital. After his fellowship, he worked as an attending physician in the Department of Pediatrics at the Staten Island University Hospital and at Raritan Bay Pediatrics in affiliation with Raritan Bay Medical Center before starting this current practice. He is fluent in Hindi and Spanish. He brings his own experience of fatherhood of a son and a daughter to help in the care of his patients by providing first-hand practical advice.
Today we're diving into an important conversation: how to understand and support your children when they come out as gay, bisexual, lesbian, or any other sexual identity and/or sexuality. ... read more
Teaching Our Boys Consent & Respect in Dating
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In a previous episode on sex and dating, we didn't focus as much as we could have on the boy's side of the conversation. How do we teach our sons and other young boys in our life how to respect women when it comes to dating? ... read more
Poison Prevention Week: Keeping Chemicals Away From Our Kids
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This week is Poison Prevention Week (March 21 - 27 2021) so we're talking about keeping chemicals away from our kids. ... read more
Body Image and Eating Disorders: How To Spot Them and What To Do
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Our kid's schedules are all over the place these days, that also includes their eating schedules. Some kids are stressed and not eating at all, while others are bored and home all day eating more and more. ... read more
Navigating Sexuality and Identity with Our Children
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As sexuality and gender continue to expand and be more fluid, it can be hard to catch up as a parent with what our kids identify as. ... read more
#CallYourPediatrician and Keeping Confidence in Vaccines
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Even with the pandemic going on, it's still important to catch up with well visits and routine vaccines in person. ... read more
Media, Kids And How To Explain The News
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The last few years have been difficult, and for a while, it felt like every day we were presented with a new and unfathomable piece of news. And social media keeps us more engaged than ever, almost too much. ... read more
Building Resiliency for Winter Months & COVID Times
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Building Resiliency for Winter Months & COVID Times

Expert : Dr. Anisha Abraham, MD, MPH
Resiliency is so important to build in our children, but it's especially important during these winter COVID months when we're stuck indoors because of the cold and the pandemic. ... read more
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About Melanie

Melanie Cole, MS Melanie Cole, MS, is the RadioMD Director of Operations. She has a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology.

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