A Parent's Guide to Teen Parties

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Having a party for your teen and want to be the "cool " parent? Don't sacrifice safety to get in your kid's good graces.
Air Date: 10/23/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: 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, DC. 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 Neuro-developmental 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."
A Parent's Guide to Teen Parties
As a parent, you know the importance of your teen's social life and that parties are a way to mingle with other kids and relax.

But an unsupervised or poorly planned party can result in unwanted or even tragic consequences.

Bottom line: parental responsibility is the key to a fun and safe party.

Dr. Andrew Adesman, MD, from the American Academy of Pediatrics shares important information regarding teen parties, including how you can put safety first without seeming like the "dud" parent.
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