Helping Your Child Adjust to Being the New Kid

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Being the new kid at school can be scary. Learn how you can help your child adjust to his or her new surroundings.
Air Date: 8/14/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr 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. She 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.
Helping Your Child Adjust to Being the New Kid
Have you just recently moved?

Is your child getting ready to start at a new school?

Whether it's kindergarten or senior high, being the new kid can be difficult for children to deal with.

Making new friends may seem impossible, and feeling out of place can be the norm.

Fortunately, there are things you can do as a parent to help your child adjust to a new environment.

Join special guest, Dr Corinn Cross, MD, as she shares ways to make your child feel more at home in his or her new surroundings.
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