The Doc's Top Tips for Positive Parenting

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Positive parenting can help you deal with difficult children and challenging situations.
Air Date: 2/3/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Corinn Cross, MD
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.
The Doc's Top Tips for Positive Parenting
Your child is your little angel, but sometimes your little angel is not so angelic.

At some point, your child will present you with challenging behavior. Temper tantrums, backtalk, and power struggles can crop up with even the most polite child.

Children require gentle guidance, which is difficult to provide when you're confronted with sass. It's helpful to learn some positive parenting skills now so you are prepared when challenges arise.

Listen in as Corinn Cross, MD, shares tips on positive parenting and how you can use it to provide the best environment for your child.
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