Posts Categorized: Adolescent Medicine

Bedtime Resistance or Refusal?

Children over the age of 2 who sleep in a bed, rather than a crib, and refuse or resist bedtime can ignite much family distress. Resistance to or refusal of bedtime can manifest very differently across different ages of children. The child might go to sleep while watching television with a parent, or he or… Read more »

Strategies for Talking to Teens about Sexual Assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. And the bad news … adolescents and young adults are at highest risk for sexual assault, which includes rape, sexual coercion, and unwanted sexual experiences with and without physical contact. The recent national focus on sexual assault on college campuses is a welcome response. We know that… Read more »

January Is National Mentoring Month

By Julianne Hagan, RD, RN, coordinator, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh University Middle School Mentoring Program, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Mentoring relationships are basic human connections that let a young person know that he or she matters. As parents, we are our children’s mentors, but other adult mentors have proven to be valuable as… Read more »

Some Clues for Parents: Does My Teenager Have an Eating Disorder?

By Elissa Gittes, MD, adolescent medicine specialist, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Eating disorders are common and complex, and can affect a teenager’s emotional and physical health. In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from an eating disorder at some time in… Read more »

Parental Concerns About Cyberbullying? What you should know and what you can do

By Ana Radovic, MD, MSc, Associate Fellowship Director, and Rebecca Dick, MS, Clinical Research Coordinator, both with Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine In October 2013, Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, chief of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine here at Children’s Hospital, wrote a great blog entry about preventing bullying for National… Read more »