After a summer of sleeping in and doing things on their own time, going back to school can be a rude awakening for your teen. Whether they’re an anxious freshman or a confident senior, heading back to school is a time of transition – from new teachers and classes to a new routine and social […]
It’s tough to experience the joys of childhood when a child is being bullied online. Child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Sumru Bilge-Johnson has a message for parents: “Get involved. You really need to know what your kids are doing online.”
We often hear about the many benefits of mom and baby bonding. That intense attachment between mom and baby fosters a sense of security, promotes positive self-esteem and models a healthy relationship for baby. So much of the focus on baby bonding tends to be placed on mom, but what about dads? Are the benefits […]
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 […]
Recent natural disasters, mass shootings and international conflicts in the news can have a profound effect on kids. Mental health experts at Akron Children’s Hospital offer these tips to help parents handle these difficult conversations and provide reassurance.
Whether overnight or during the day, summer camp offers kids a chance to make friends, learn new skills, become more independent, enjoy the outdoors and have fun! But for some kids, spending time apart from family, or even having new experiences, can make them nervous. Sumru Bilge-Johnson, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Akron […]