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LATEST EPISODE

COVID-19 Vaccines for Ages 12 and Up: What You Need To Know
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COVID-19 vaccines recently opened up to kids ages 12 and up, so what does that mean for you and your children? ... read more

PAST EPISODES

How The Pandemic Has Changed How Our Teens Sleep
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How The Pandemic Has Changed How Our Teens Sleep

Expert : Cora Collette Breuner, MD, MPH,

The pandemic has affected our children in so many ways, including their sleep patterns. With new school routines and quarantining, sleep has fallen to the waste side, and bedtimes are all over the place. 

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As our children grow into teens (and eventually adults), there comes a time where we need to sit them down to talk about handling and advocating for their own health. 

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A disturbing trend has been on the rise in the United States: racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. 

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While your younger kids probably won't be vaccinated this summer, most adults in this country will have the option to be! This means we have a few more freedoms back this vacation season. 

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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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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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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

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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