Don’t Txt n Drive: Teens Not Getting the Msg

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Teens get hundreds of text messages a day, but one message they aren't getting is to not text and drive.
Air Date: 5/22/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Andrew Adesman, MD
Andrew Adesman 2012Dr. Adesman is Chief of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics at the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in New Hyde Park, and Professor of Pediatrics at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

Dr. Adesman received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his Residency in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He also completed a Fellowship in Child Development and Rehabilitation at the prestigious Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition to Board certification in Pediatrics, Dr. Adesman is Board certified in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and also Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Adesman has authored many research and review articles on developmental disorders in children, and most recently, is the author of a new book focusing on common parenting myths, BabyFacts: The Truth about Your Child's Health from Newborn through Preschool. He also co-authored a book on adoptive parenting: Parenting Your Adopted Child: A Positive Approach to Building a Strong Family.

Dr. Adesman has been repeatedly included in the book, How To Find the Best Doctors: New York Metro Area and is repeatedly listed in New York Magazine's list of Best Doctors in New York.
Don’t Txt n Drive: Teens Not Getting the Msg
Teens can get hundreds of text messages a day, but one message they aren't getting is that they shouldn't text and drive.

Nearly 43 percent of high school students of driving age who were surveyed in 2011 reported texting while driving at least once in the past 30 days.

"Texting while driving has become a national epidemic," states Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

Are your teens engaging in this most dangerous driving practice? How can you convince them that it could be a matter of life or death?

Special guest, Dr. Andrew Adesman, shares some important information on this increasingly risky trend and how you can effectively talk to your teens - potentially saving their lives.
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