Keeping your kids so busy outside of school that they lack free time for play or rest can lead to stress, anxiety and depression, says Dr. Harpreet Kaur, a licensed clinical psychologist for kids and teens at CHOC Children’s in Orange County, California.
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Playdates with other children can help kids develop crucial social skills, but for parents and caregivers, they can also be a source of stress and worry, especially if the playdate location or host is unfamiliar.
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The Orange County Register again has selected the 100 Most Influential People in Orange County, and some of the choices will be exactly who you’d expect. Others, however, will surprise and maybe even delight.
Caedmon Blake could never have imagined his day at CHOC Children's last week would bring him face to face with some hockey heroes from his favorite sport.
In its ongoing efforts to improve mental health care for children and adolescents, Children’s Hospital of Orange County has started a pediatric psychiatric access line, the first of its kind in the county.
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In an effort to support teens undergoing cancer treatment and post-treatment survivors, the hospital has been holding a prom for the past 16 years.
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"It's hard as a parent to go to work, to make money, to come home to try to put together a dinner really fast and serve it to your kid and then they don't touch it," says Dr. Eric Ball.
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This post will hopefully explain any questions you might have about taking a child to see a therapist thanks to the expert advice of Dr. Carlos Konishi Ph.D., a pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s.
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If you know a loved one is struggling, the first, and most important thing you can offer them is your unconditional support and love. From there, consider giving any (or all) of the following advice a try to show that person they truly aren't alone in their struggle.
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Dr. Anthony C. Chang from the Children's Hospital of Orange County wants his fellow doctors to think outside the box when it comes to knowledge and expertise. Can an 'AI Sherlock' help?
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