Bridging the Gap Between School & Home

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: How can you encourage your children to talk about their school day?
Air Date: 12/9/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Adrienne Weiss-Harrison, MD, FAAP
Adrienne Weiss HarrisonDr. Adrienne Weiss-Harrison is a graduate of Cornell University and Cornell University Medical College. She is a board-certified pediatrician, who was in office-based pediatric practice before taking her position as Medical Director/School Physician for the City School District of New Rochelle in 1994.

There, she supervises the District's staff of Registered Professional Nurses and oversees the individual and public health school-day needs of the almost fourteen thousand children and adolescents who attend the public and private schools in New Rochelle.

Dr. Weiss serves on the faculty of the New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice and Institute of Public Health as a Visiting Lecturer, she co-chairs the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) District II Chapter 3 Northern Regions School Health Committee, and serves on the national AAP Council on School Health Executive Committee.

Dr. Weiss serves on the Boards of the American Lung Association of the Northeast and Westchester Children's Association, a local children's advocacy organization. She is also involved with community organizations in Westchester, such as Larchmont Temple and the Lustgarten Foundation's spring Pancreatic Cancer walk in Rye, NY.
Bridging the Gap Between School & Home
Constant feedback for your child and frequent communication between you and her teacher are necessary components in keeping your child on track, and can make an enormous difference in how quickly positive results are seen.

Other than having a relationship with your child's teacher that allows for open and honest communication, it's also important to talk to your child about his/her school day.

Fostering a positive attitude about learning and going to school is crucial; this can help encourage your child to do well in school and want to learn new things.

How else can you help bridge the gap between school and home?

Adrienne Weiss-Harrison, MD, FAAP, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how you can bridge the gap between school and home.
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