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Teenagers and Discipline: Stepping Up to the Challenge

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Disciplining a teenager can be infuriating at times. However, you and your teen can both benefit from fair, consistent boundaries.
Air Date: 11/6/13
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.
Teenagers and Discipline: Stepping Up to the Challenge
The role of disciplinarian doesn't come naturally to everyone.

If you're typically a permissive parent, maintaining boundaries and following through on consequences takes on added importance when you attempt to become more authoritative.

In the heat of the moment, you may say something you'll regret later. Or you may set too harsh a restriction, and feel like you can't retract it.

Getting teenagers to express themselves—at least to you—can sometimes seem like an exercise in futility.

Learn how to navigate tumultuous teens with practical advice from special guest, Dr. Corinn Cross, MD.

Dr. Cross shares tips to help you meet the challenge of raising a happy, healthy teenager.
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