Media Moment: Maintaining more than a Facebook Friendship

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Dear Reader, Welcome to another Media Moment! This month, Kristelle Lavallee, CMCH’s Content Strategist, shares her experience discovering a friend’s life-altering news through social media. These stories are meant to help create a village square of commiserating and co-celebrating the many ways media intersect with the lives of children. Please comment and even submit your own… Read more »

The Mediatrician Speaks – Get out and get active!

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Michael Rich, MD, MPH of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is “The Mediatrician”. In this episode, the Mediatrician discusses the health benefits of active play and family time as well as how to encourage kids to integrate physical activity into their daily lives.For more information and… Read more »

Media Moment: A flying carpet or a pig dance… It’s all connected!

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Dear Reader, Welcome to another Media Moment! In this post, Christina Akre, a PhD candidate from Switzerland, serving a year-long fellowship at CMCH, shares a story about how she learned to better frame the balance between media and real-world activities after watching her kids blend both activities in their play. These stories are meant to help… Read more »

The Mediatrician Speaks – Make a “Medialution” for 2015

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Michael Rich, MD, MPH of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and The Harvard School of Public Health is “The Mediatrician”. In this episode, the Mediatrician discusses the importance of using media mindfully and encourages everyone to make a healthy media resolution, or “medialution” for 2015. You can share your medialution via social media by using #medialution…. Read more »

Media Moment: Parenting with Media Guilt-Free

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Dear Reader, Welcome to another Media Moment! In this post, David Bickham, a Research Scientist at CMCH, reflects on how his perspective on media effects changed once he became a parent, and evolved even further when his young son was briefly hospitalized. These stories are meant to help create a village square of commiserating and co-celebrating… Read more »

The Mediatrician Speaks: The 2014 Gift Guide from CMCH

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Michael Rich, MD, MPH of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and The Harvard School of Public Health is “The Mediatrician”. In this episode, the Mediatrician discusses gift giving during the holidays and introduces the Center on Media and Child Health’s free Gift Guide for 2014! For more information and to download or view the… Read more »

The Mediatrician Speaks – Co-Viewing and Giving Thanks

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Michael Rich, MD, MPH of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and The Harvard School of Public Health is “The Mediatrician”. In this episode, the Mediatrician discusses the holiday season and the benefits that can come from co-viewing media with children. For more information and to submit your questions please visit Ask the Mediatrician.

Media Moment: What I learned from the baby at the bar

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Dear Reader, Welcome to another Media Moment! In this post, Lauren Rubenzahl, CMCH’s Program Administrative Manager, reflects on the difficulties that can emerge when trying to offer advice about children’s media outside her professional life, to friends, family, and even strangers. These stories are meant to help create a village square of commiserating and co-celebrating the many ways… Read more »