Is Your Child Struggling in School? When Do You Get Involved?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: If your kid is complaining about school, should you get involved? Or just "wait and watch"?
Air Date: 12/4/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: 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. 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.
Is Your Child Struggling in School? When Do You Get Involved?
If your child is complaining about school, a particular teacher or class, do you get involved or let him or her figure it out?

When a child struggles with a subject or teacher, it can often be dealt with successfully by working one-on-one with your child.

However, there are times when you might have to go through the school channels to deal with it.

You might even have to be involved in a  a three-way interaction involving you, your child, and her teacher.

When to get involved and when to "watch and wait" are the key things to consider.

Those questions and more are answered right here by one of the American Academy of Pediatrics' best experts, Dr. Corinn Cross.
aap bumper