There Is No Rewind Button on the Internet: Pause to Think Before You Post

    What you share is as important as how you share it. Over sharing is an area that both kids and adults can be guilty of. It is important to understand what is appropriate and what crosses the line, dig…

    Teen Online Reputation Building: Making the World-Wide-Web Your Friend

    Building a positive online reputation (digital footprint) should be a requirement of owning a computer. Our kids, especially in high school need to think about teen online reputation building as part…

    Smile, You Are On the World-Wide-Web

    Yes, within seconds your life can go viral. A simple click of a mouse or tap of a keypad and your digital world is soaring through cyberspace. The Internet is one of the greatest educational tools yet…

    Is Your Child Trying to Tell You Something?

    Children don't usually tell us how they are feeling in a direct way especially about their worries. Instead, they say things out of context, give clues, and as they get older, test the waters to see h…

    Seizing Teachable Moments to Reinforce Body Safety

    Parents often ask me how to talk with children about sexual abuse prevention without scaring them. I recommend teaching kids prevention through body safety. Children provide us with teachable moments …

    How Is Your Child’s School Reducing the Risk of Child Sexual Abuse?

    While summer is in full swing, children will be starting or returning to school in no time. If you have not had a chance to screen your child's school, preschool, daycare, or activity program for chil…

    Empowering Your Child to Say “No!”

    It is a parent's responsibility to keep children safe by safe screening caregivers, but it is also useful to teach children how to deal with difficult situations should someone try to break a body-saf…

    Do Your Children Have Body-Safety Rules?

    We teach children numerous rules for being safe, from blowing on hot soup and using the cross walk to wearing a seat belt and riding with a helmet. But what about personal body safety around touch, pr…

    How People Got Pepsi to Change its Mind: A Recipe
    How People Got Pepsi to Change its Mind: A Recipe

    The last chapter of this story starts with one 15-year-old girl named Sarah Kavanagh, a vegetarian who had gotten into the habit of reading foods labels to be sure there weren't any hidden animal prod…

    Another Newtown is Not Inevitable
    Another Newtown is Not Inevitable

    My heart goes out to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in this horrific tragedy. There are no words that can heal your pain. There is no action that can undo what has been wrongly…

    Is Codeine Safe for Children?
    Is Codeine Safe for Children?

    More than half a million tonsillectomies are performed each year on children in the U.S. More than sixty percent of those children report significant pain in the days that follow. Acetaminophen with c…

    My Take on Arsenic and Brown Rice
    My Take on Arsenic and Brown Rice

    You may have seen headlines based on a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives about arsenic and organic brown rice syrup. Many of the headlines mention concern about the implications for…

    Biking with kids : Terror and Triumph
    Biking with Kids: Terror and Triumph

    Every Thursday, it's bike-to-school day. Every Thursday, I'm terrified of what might happen. Every Thursday, we triumph upon arrival at our charter school, 2.5 miles from my house. (more…)…

    How young is too young for Facebook?
    How young is too young for Facebook?

    A law proposed in California would require that social networking sites like Facebook take down content from the profiles of children under 18 if their parents request it. (more…)…

    Photo of a smiling 10 year old girl. Should pre-teens have cell phones?
    Should pre-teens have cell phones? My 10-year-old thinks so.

    My 10-year-old daughter wants a cell phone. She wants it bad. So bad that the other night I came home to the note pictured below. (more…)…

    Got Metal Detector?
    Got Metal Detector?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Maureen, It's not unusual for kids to swallow coins -- especially dimes and pennies because of their attractive size. Coins are the most common objects swallowed, and the peak age…

    Young Girl Playing in Outdoors Water
    Skin Damage Starts with Your Child’s First Sun Over-exposure

    It's taken a long time for science to quantify what mothers have always known: the skin of babies and toddlers is very different from the skin of older children and adults. Babies' skin is softer beca…

    Historic AAP Call for Chemical Change
    Historic AAP Call for Chemical Change

    Our primary federal law that governs chemicals in the US today is now as out of date and ridiculous as a 1970s polyester leisure suit. Most people assume that if a chemical is in a common product on t…

    Dr. Greene’s Parenting Predictions for 2011
    Dr. Greene’s Parenting Predictions for 2011

    I remember being a child and hearing my parents talk about how fast time was moving. Now I'm the parent and I know what they were talking about. But not only is time moving more quickly for us as adul…

    Hidden Holiday Hazards
    Hidden Holiday Hazards: How To Stay Safe

    Avoiding hidden holiday hazards is a great way to love your kids this holiday season. Watch Dr. Greene's video below on how to stay safe this holiday season. ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos…