The effects of social media on body image and disordered eating among adolescents are becoming clear, so it’s important for parents to be aware and take steps to blunt the negative influences. That’s the message from Dr. Crystal Cole of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital. New studies are showing a pronounced […]
The ups and downs of teen emotions and how to help
It’s not easy for adults to manage their emotions, so imagine how difficult it is for kids. In the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital, Dr. Crystal Cole not only tends to physical health needs of her patients. At times, she helps them understand their feelings. Her patients are at an emotionally vulnerable […]
Is your child obsessed with their looks?
How kids think and feel about themselves begins at a young age. It’s not easy to combat the negative effects of a media culture obsessed with beauty and body image, but parents can help by not overemphasizing looks at home. According to Dr. Crystal Cole of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital parents […]
Tips for preparing your teen for college in uncertain times
Every fall, millions of parents send their teens off to college, hopeful that they’ve done all they can to prepare their child for her next chapter in life. But, this year is presenting even more challenges for parents and students alike. Transitioning to college for the 2020-21 school year is going to be anything but […]