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Posted by: Lynn Rosenthal , Parker Huston, PhD on Feb 02, 2021

The continual uncertainty and stress caused by COVID-19 is impacting families in many ways. Social distancing can be especially challenging for teenagers, who may feel isolated from classmates, friends and romantic partners.

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700 Children’s® features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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Smart Toys: What Parents Need to Know

Oct 05, 2020

Parents and caregivers should be cautious with any toy that has cameras or microphones, has GPS or Internet connectivity, or requests and stores data. Read More

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365 Days Parental Advisory: Netflix Film Romanticizes Kidnapping and Sexual Assault

Aug 14, 2020

In June 2020, a film based on the bestselling novel, 365 dni, premiered on Netflix. 365 Days is categorized as an erotic drama and is rated TV-MA. This is concerning because the “intimacy” and “romance” that viewers are drawn to is actually abuse, as the relationship is based entirely on power and control. Read More

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Starting a Conversation With Your Kids About Sexual Abuse

Apr 20, 2020

Media coverage of prominent figures in our community involved in sexual abuse cases can be difficult to hear and understand. How do we approach this conversation with children and explain that one of their heroes or another important person may have taken part in a horrific act? Read More

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Is There a Stigma Attached to Having a Social Worker?

Mar 02, 2020

When people hear the term, “social worker,” they tend to associate it with breaking up families and other misconceptions. Over time, this has caused a stigma attached to someone needing help from a social worker. Read More

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Building Resiliency: How to Support Children Exposed to Violence at Home

Oct 17, 2019

Intimate partner violence can be physical, emotional, verbal, sexual or financial abuse toward a partner in an effort to gain power and control. When this happens at home, it affects more than just the immediate victim. Read More

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How Open Conversations With Kids Promote Healthy Relationships

Sep 27, 2019

It’s important to connect with your child during times of transition to promote healthy body image, boundaries and relationships. Here’s how you can have meaningful connections and conversations with your child. Read More

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Negative Behavior as a Form of Communication: How to Be a Trauma-Informed Parent

Aug 22, 2019

Every child experiences stress. It’s important to understand children’s stress can become toxic if it’s not acknowledged and addressed. Read More

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Back to School: Safety Tips for College-Bound Kids

Aug 13, 2019

Heading off to college can be exciting and stressful for both parents and kids. What most parents don’t know is that back-to-school is the beginning of what is called the “Red Zone,” which is a six-week timeframe where students, particularly first-year students, are more likely to experience sexual assault on campus. Read More