Awareness

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: 04-18-2016 to 04-24-2016

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: 04-18-2016 to 04-24-2016

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In this week’s Children’s Safety News: Teaching Snapchat Safety to Teens – Cyberbullying Research Center https://t.co/FjqXtQoh4K Welcome to Pediatric Safety’s weekly “Child Health & Safety News Roundup”- a recap of the past week’s child health and safety news headlines from around the world. Each day we use Twitter and Facebook to communicate relevant and timely... 

Community

Helping Your “Afraid to Fail” Child Cope With a Mistake

Helping Your “Afraid to Fail” Child Cope With a Mistake

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One of the inevitable facts of life is that everyone makes mistakes. Granted, some mistakes are more significant than others and harder to get over, but they are a part of life. How individuals deal with those mistakes is significant to their self-esteem. Children with high self-esteem appear much better at coping with their errors. Watching children with positive self-perceptions deal with an error... 

Innovations

DistrACTION Cards: Because Kids Already Know Shots Hurt

DistrACTION Cards: Because Kids Already Know Shots Hurt

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As a pediatrician, I have a confession to make.  I’m ashamed to admit that in residency I was amused when kids ramped up the drama getting shots.  I’m not talking about a sadistic pleasure watching a 4 year old get poked repeatedly, I’m talking about an artistic appreciation of the wailing, screaming, and ninja-like thrashing performance when the nurse brought in the tray and….cleaned the... 

Involvement

Finally – Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances…Thanks NHTSA!

Finally – Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances…Thanks NHTSA!

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In 2008 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) convened a working group of representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Emergency Medical Services for Children, the American Ambulance Association, and other key organizations and started a project called “Solutions to Safely Transport Children in Emergency Vehicles”. Finally a long-standing problem was being recognized...