This week on the podcast, we talk to Dr. Beverly Smolyansky about self-esteem in kids. Low self-esteem has the potential to lead to children engaging in negative behaviors and activities that could impact their quality of life. It is vital that parents nurture positive self-esteem to maintain a child’s overall health. Join us as we break down why self-esteem is important, how parents can help improve a child’s confidence, positive self-talk vs. negative self-talk, when and how parents should praise their child, behavior modeling, and so much more.
5 Bigger-Picture Suggestions To Help Build Kids’ Self-Confidence
American Psychological Association
Dr. Abigail Matthews, a clinical psychologist and associate director of the Eating Disorders program at Cincinnati Children’s, joins us to discuss her newest research on eating disorders and the effects the pandemic has had. We learn more about her study, discuss types of eating disorders, biological predisposition to disordered eating and the stressors that can cause a perfect storm for illness to develop. This is a must-listen episode, particularly for parents of tweens and teens.
To learn more about the Eating Disorder Program, please visit: https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/e/eating-disorders
The National Eating Disorders Association https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 10-34. September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, and it is imperative to have conversations about mental illness and mental health. In this week's episode, we discuss suicide prevention with Dr. Courtney Cinko, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Cincinnati Children's. Our conversation includes who is at risk for suicide, red flags parents should look for, how to have a conversation about suicide, resources, and so much more.
To schedule an appointment with the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, please visit: https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/service/p/psychiatry/programs
To learn more about MindPeace, please visit: https://mindpeacecincinnati.com/
For additional resources for suicide prevention, please visit: https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/patients/suicide-prevention
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Vaping and e-cigarette use among adolescents is an ongoing health concern that has been labeled a global epidemic. In this week's episode, we discuss vapes and e-cigarettes with Dr. Sheila Goertemoeller who is a Pharmacist, Clinical Toxicologist and Drug Abuse Prevention Specialist. Our conversation includes the harmful effects of vaping, vaping regulations, tips for how parents can talk to their children about vaping, resources for families, and so much more.
To learn more about the Drug and Poison Center, please visit Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center.
For additional resources on how to talk to your teen about vaping and e-cigarettes please visit, Talk with Your Teen About E-cigarettes: A Tip Sheet for Parents (surgeongeneral.gov) and Talk To Your Child About Vaping | American Lung Association.
For more information on E-cigarette regulations, please visit E-cigarettes: Facts, stats and regulations (truthinitiative.org).
For additional resources on a free and confidential way to quit vaping, please visit My Life My Quit - Ohio.
In celebration of National Breastfeeding Month, Dr. Julie Ware, a physician in the Center for Breastfeeding Medicine, joins us to discuss breastfeeding. In this episode, we talk about the highs and lows of a mother’s breastfeeding journey, milk sharing, tips for new mothers, breastfeeding disparities, and so much more.
For additional resources and to learn more, please visit the Center for Breastfeeding and Medicine.
Learn more about World Breastfeeding Week, please visit World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action.
If you or someone you know has extra milk to donate, please visit Human Milk Banking Association of North America.
For additional information on All Moms Empowered to Nurse (AMEN), please visit: https://amencincy.org/
For additional breastfeeding resources, visit: US Breastfeeding Committee , American Academy of Pediatrics and Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
Ohio Statewide Breastfeeding Hotline: 1-888-588-3423
This week on the podcast we are talking about car seats with certified Child Passenger Safety technician, Michelle Price. Join us as we discuss how to choose a car seat for your child, when to progress your child from rear facing, to front facing, to booster seat, and finally to front seat. We also bust some myths and talk about peer pressure, share resources families can use and so much more!
To learn more about child passenger safety, please visit the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center.
Learn more about the Ohio Buckles Buckeyes program.
To sign up for a virtual car seat check, please visit https://m.facebook.com/growingsafer/
For more resources on child safety, please visit Safe Kids Worldwide.
This week on the podcast we are talking about books and the importance of reading to children from birth. Our guest, Tiana Henry, a literacy expert and children’s book enthusiast, shares her tips for how to find books your child will love, resources for free books to start your home library, school readiness and we even share some of our favorite books for kids!
To learn more and sign up for imagination library, please visit https://ohioimaginationlibrary.org/ .