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Parents have many sources of information, but one of the most trusted has always been their child’s pediatrician. In this engaging series of public service announcements, AAP's expert pediatricians offer warm, practical tips on common parenting challenges:

• My teenager seems moodier than usual. Could it be depression?

• What do I need to know about e-cigarettes?

 • How can I make sure my child has good nutrition, without extra calories?

Check back for each month's new edition, and for more information, visit HealthyChildren.org, the American Academy of Pediatrics website for parents.


May 2018 - Allergy Plan

 


April 2018 - Prenatal Alcohol

Drinking alcohol while pregnant is the most common cause of learning disabilities in children. In this public service announcement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Anita Chandra recommends pregnant women avoid alcohol to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

 

March 2018 - Suicide Prevention

All teenagers can be moody from time to time, but for some kids, sadness, fatigue or anxiety could be signs of depression. In this public service announcement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Shelly Flais offers advice for parents who may be concerned about their teen.

 


February 2018 - E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes can be just as addictive as regular cigarettes. In this public service announcement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Anita Chandra offers advice for parents of teens, who are particularly vulnerable to nicotine.


January 2018 - Healthy Beverages

For kids, what they drink can be almost as important as what they eat, in terms of a healthy diet. In this public service announcement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Shelly Flais offers simple recommendations for healthy beverages.