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New Year's Resolutions for Kids

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Making New Year's resolutions for you and your child is more than just promising to "do better."
Air Date: 12/16/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Corinn Cross, MD
dr cori crossDr. Corinn Cross was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Barnard College where she graduated cum laude and majored in philosophy. She went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ, where she was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Cross did her internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Cross has continued to work at CHLA as a general pediatrics attending.Dr. Cross is actively involved in her local AAP, Chapter 2, where she is an obesity champion. She is co-founder of the Fit to Play and Learn Obesity Prevention curriculum. Through a collaboration between AAP Chapter 2 and the L.A. Unified School District this curriculum is being used to educate at-risk students and their parents on the risks of obesity and to help them to lead healthier lives. Dr. Cross is an AAP Spokesperson and speaks to children throughout the L.A. school district about obesity, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of walking to school.Dr. Cross is a member of the Executive Board for the AAP's Council on Communications and Media. She is the Editor of the Council on Communications and Media's blog.
New Year's Resolutions for Kids
New Year's resolutions are a great way to start the year, but oftentimes they go by the wayside within a few weeks.

Following through and getting your child to get the most out of their resolutions goes a long way towards a good and healthy year.

Making your resolutions positive -- not just, "I'm going to lose weight" but "I'll eat healthier to lose weight" -- can help your child understand that it's more than just a quick fix.

Rewarding your child for continued success on their resolutions is a great way for them to feel they're making a positive impact.

Listen in as Corinn Cross, MD, shares some great suggestions to help your child decide the best resolutions to set.
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