Healthy Enough: Building Wellness in Kids with Mental Health Challenges
EPISODE 7: Nutrition Parenting for Autism Wellness

EPISODE 7: Nutrition Parenting for Autism Wellness

June 1, 2021

In this episode we sit down with Dr. Rachel Blaine, founder of Autism Wellness, which is dedicated to providing nutrition help and reducing nutrition hype for parents of kids with autism. As a registered dietician and professor of nutrition, Dr. Blaine walks us through practical approaches for improving kids' nutrition, while cutting through the misinformation around autism "diets."

EPISODE 6: Top Tips for Kids Who Struggle with Sleep

EPISODE 6: Top Tips for Kids Who Struggle with Sleep

May 27, 2021
In this episode, we offer specific tips for changing kids' behaviors in ways that can help lead to better sleep. As always, we start small, stay short, and keep it real. 
 
Resources for Parents from the National Sleep Foundation:

3. Night Terrors
4. Sleep Apnea
5. Sleepwalking
6. Sleep and Kids Behavior
7. ADHD and Sleep
8. Mental Health, Specific Diagnoses and Sleep

EPISODE 5: The Skinny on Sleep

EPISODE 5: The Skinny on Sleep

April 8, 2021

This episode starts our series on how sleep can improve mood and behavior in youth with mental health challenges, and realistic tips for improving sleep when kids struggle with insomnia and other sleep problems.

EPISODE 4: Autism, Exercise and Exergaming

EPISODE 4: Autism, Exercise and Exergaming

March 15, 2021
In this episode we talk about the research into how exercise can help kids with autism spectrum disorder, while also exploring the world of exergames.
 
Resources:
EPISODE 3: Exercise and ADHD: Separating Fact from Fiction

EPISODE 3: Exercise and ADHD: Separating Fact from Fiction

February 26, 2021

In this episode of Healthy Enough, we look at some of the common misperceptions around exercise and ADHD, and explain what we really know about exercise and its effectiveness to improve attention and behavior.

EPISODE 2: Exercise for Teen Depression

EPISODE 2: Exercise for Teen Depression

February 24, 2021

On this episode, we listen to one teen's story about mental health during the pandemic and discuss the science and practice of using exercise to prevent and reduce depressive symptoms in teens.

Resources:

 

EPISODE 1: Welcome to Healthy Enough

EPISODE 1: Welcome to Healthy Enough

February 23, 2021

Co-hosts Dr. April Bowling and Dr. James Slavet give listeners an introduction to the Healthy Enough podcast and a preview of future episodes.