AKRON, Ohio, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a growing initiative to offer parents practical strategies and perspectives on everyday parenting issues, Akron Children's Hospital of Akron, Ohio, announces the launch of its 60-Second Positive Parenting™ video series.
Hosted by child psychologist Geoffrey Putt, PsyD, director of Akron Children's Parenting and Family Support Services, the new 60-second segments premiere every Wednesday and feature topics ranging from management of your child's cell phone usage to defining the "perfect" parent. Dr. Putt also coordinates the hospital's Triple P - Positive Parenting Program®, which offers proven strategies to manage a child's behavior in caring and constructive ways.
"Being a parent is hard and there's no instruction manual, so of course, all parents have questions from time to time about how to manage different behaviors and challenges in raising children," said Dr. Putt. "These segments give quick tips on how to approach these concerns, and thoughts on how best to manage difficult situations in positive ways." Advice will cover the toddler years (biting, temper tantrums) through the special challenges of parenting teens and young adults.
About Akron Children's Hospital
Akron Children's Hospital is the largest pediatric health care provider in northeast Ohio. We care for nearly 600,000 patients annually at two hospitals and offer services at more than 80 locations. Akron Children's also serves as a major teaching affiliate of Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, and offers a number of pediatric subspecialty fellowship training programs. In addition, we are committed to finding ways to improve the prevention and treatment of pediatric illnesses through research. For more information, visit akronchildrens.org.
SOURCE Akron Children's Hospital