• Candice W. Jones, MD

    Board certified Pediatrician promoting health and wellness for our children.

  • KIDing Around

    with Dr. Candice

    A kid health podcast for everyone!

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    High Five Discipline

    When confronting the challenge of disciplining their children, moms and dads often default to the ways their own parents disciplined them, sometimes with harmful results! In High Five Discipline, mom and practicing pediatrician Dr. Candice Jones shows parents a better way.

  • IN THE MEDIA

SHOW NOTES

Ep. 101: Building Your Child’s Social Skills - “Soft skills,” such as communication, teamwork, conflict resolution, and problem solving are important to overall success in life and the process of building them begins early in childhood. Children with ADHD, autism, anxiety disorders, and learning differences often have challenges...
Ep. 100 Gender Affirming Healthcare: What It Is And Isn’t - As nationwide debates abound, gender affirming healthcare is one that impacts the health and well-being of gender diverse youth. Facts such as, what it is and isn’t, how and when it is given, and the risks and benefits of treatment...
Ep. 99 Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Family Exposure - A recent study found that chemicals, called parabens, in everyday hair and personal care products cause breast cancer cells from Black women to “grow, invade, spread, and express genes linked to cancer…” Parabens serve as preservatives and only a small number...
Ep. 98: What You Need to Know Before Giving Your Child an Antibiotic (or Asking For One) - According to the CDC, over 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur each year in the U.S. contributing to over 35,000 deaths. For quite some time, the medical community has sound the alarm on bacterial resistance to antibiotics. It has urged both healthcare providers...
Ep. 97 ACES Update Part 2: One Mom’s Journey of Healing ACES in Her Family - Last month, I was interviewed by social media influencer and host of Divas with a Purpose, Michelle Garrett. She has such a powerful story and platform that the American Academy of Pediatrics invited her to join in a partnership with...

RECENT BLOGS

Guest post: Ending Cycle of violence starts with making children priority by Rachel C. Allen and Dr. Judi Addelston, published in the Orlando Sentinel - Guest columnists Ending cycle of violence starts with making children priority By Rachel C. Allen and Dr. Judi Addelston “Teenage time bombs: A generation in danger,” a series of South Florida Sun-Sentinel stories printed in the Orlando Sentinel between Dec....
(4/22/19 blog post on ACESConnection Central Florida) Creating A Resilient Community: Panel Comments From Orlando Pediatrician, Dr. Candice Jones - WHEN I WAS ASKED TO BE A PANELIST FOR THE COMMUNITY CONFERENCE ON HEALING FROM ACES AND GIVE MY VISION AS A PEDIATRICIAN ON HOW TO CREATE A TRAUMA-INFORMED AND RESILIENT CENTRAL FLORIDA, I WAS BOTH HONORED AND NERVOUS. TO...
Old-School Vs. New-School Discipline, featured in Bokey Magazine, Sanford, FL - I grew up old-school like so many in my generation. We were spanked, shamed, yelled at and seen but not heard. Connection and parent-child relationship were not the focus. Our parents’ job were to take care of us and the...
How To Have a Fun and Scary Halloween Without Boo-boos - Children love Halloween! Costumes, trick-or-treating and loads of candy make this day a kid favorite. But with all the excitement, safety can take a backseat. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, children are more than twice as likely to be hit...

KID TOPICS

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS I WILL COVER

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Pregnancy & Parenting

Newborn and Infancy

Toddlers

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School-age Children

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Adolescence

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Health and wellness

A Giving Heart

This section serves to highlight the work of a particular organization focused on increasing healthy outcomes for children. Each donation can make an impact. I encourage you to visit, learn more and support their ongoing efforts.

“Homeless children are not hundreds or thousands of miles away in a far-off country; they are right here in our community. Although our local schools provide free breakfast and lunch, children often go hungry in the evenings, on the weekends, and during the summer break. Imagine going without food from lunch time today until breakfast tomorrow. Now imagine going without food from lunch on Friday until breakfast on Monday. No child should have to go hungry or worry about food!”

The Oranole Foundation is dedicated to “Removing Hunger as a Learning Barrier” by acting on the mission:  “All Children Having Access To Food Everyday.” It places food pantries in local schools and sustains them on a weekly basis. Currently, 12 schools serving over 5,500 children and their families have pantries supported by the Oranole Foundation.

Full disclaimer:  I am elated to have been a volunteer, executive board member for this trusted, 501(c) nonprofit organization.

So please do your part!   Donate today to help support local, school food pantries so that no student will go hungry and so that hunger has no affect on their learning!

 

 

 

A Giving Heart

Each month I highlight the work of a particular organization focused on increasing healthy outcomes for children. Each donation can make an impact. I encourage you to visit, learn more and support their ongoing efforts.

Here is my list of reputable, charitable organizations working to assist families affected by Hurricane Harvey:

Save the Children

Houston Food Bank

Salvation Army

United Way of Greater Houston or text UWFLOOD to 41444

American Red Cross or text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10

Please Donate Today and help children and families devastated by #HurricaneHarvey!

#HurricaneIrma and #HurricaneMaria:

International Medical Corps

UNICEF USA

Save the Children

Samaritan’s Purse

All Hands Volunteers

A Giving Heart

Each month I highlight the work of a particular organization focused on increasing healthy outcomes for children. Each donation can make an impact. I encourage you to visit, learn more and support their ongoing efforts.

Play is so important for the developing child.  Communities with playgrounds help children to thrive and lead healthy lives.  Unfortunately, the poorest neighborhoods may not have playgrounds which negatively impacts its children.  Please help Kaboom build or improve playgrounds nationwide.  #playmatters

Do Your Part! Donate Today! Kaboom

A Giving Heart

Each month I highlight the work of a particular organization focused on increasing healthy outcomes for children. Each donation can make an impact. I encourage you to visit, learn more and support their ongoing efforts.

1 in 5 adolescents ages 13-18 have a mental health condition. May is Mental Health Month and specifically Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, May 7-13. There is much work to be done to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental illness in kids.  Advocacy, support services and resources are needed for children and families dealing with these challenges.

Do Your Part! Donate Today! NFFCMH

A Giving Heart

 Each month I highlight the work of a particular organization focused on increasing healthy outcomes for children. Each donation can make an impact. I encourage you to visit, learn more and support their ongoing efforts.

#LightItUpBlue for Autism Awareness Month

Currently, one in 45 children between the ages of three and 17 have been diagnosed with Autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder. Children with Autism have challenges and strengths. They need our support, acceptance, and love. The world needs more awareness and education. And research is necessary to make advances in treatment and develop a cure.

Do Your Part! Donate Today! Autism Speaks