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  1. Grocery Shopping With Young Kids

    Does grocery shopping with young kids test the limits of your patience and sanity? Do rambunctious little ones and temper tantrums make shopping more drama than it's worth? Fear not. Given the right conditions, taking toddlers and preschoolers to the supermarket can be productive, educational, and d

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  2. Simple Healthy Snacks for Kids

    It's hours until dinner and your kids are clamoring for a snack. Why dole out chips or cookies when there's a whole world of simple, healthy snacks for kids out there? "It's important to treat snacks as opportunities for busy bodies to refuel," says Bridget Swinney, MS, RD, author of Baby Bites, and

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  3. Top 10 Brain Foods for Children

    Want your child to do better in school? Take a close look at diet. Certain "brain foods" may help boost a child's brain growth -- plus improve brain function, memory, and concentration. In fact, the brain is a very hungry organ -- the first of the body's organs to absorb nutrients from the food we e

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  4. The Lighter Side of Parenting

    How would you discipline an angry child of 5 who called you a "poopyhead" (or worse) for insisting that he clean up his room or eat his vegetables? Would you: a. Demand an immediate apology b. Put him in time-out c. Give him a spanking d. Say, "Shhh! You can't tell anyone my secret name!" If you ans

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  5. Taking Care of Baby's Sensitive Skin

    Although you want to keep your new baby clean and her skin healthy and soft, you might worry about the chemicals in your baby shampoos, soaps, and lotions. Do you need them? Could any of those additives and preservatives -- like parabens and phthalates -- be harmful to her? To get some guidance, Web

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  6. Whooping Cough: What You Need to Know

    What do we all need to know about whooping cough (pertussis)? WebMD asked epidemiologist Tom Clark, MD, MPH, of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. What is whooping cough? Whooping cough is a bacterial infection that's highly contagious, and it's also vaccine prevent

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  7. Helping Your Child Cope With Precocious Puberty

    A classic mother-daughter moment came early for Denise de Reyna. When her daughter, Emily, was 4 1/2 years old, Denise noticed one of Emily’s breasts had begun to develop. This turned out to be the first sign of precocious puberty. For some kids, puberty starts early -- often before age 8 in girls a

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  8. How Doctors Diagnose and Treat Precocious Puberty

    You might think that diagnosing early puberty is simple. If your 6-year-old daughter seems to be developing breasts or your 7-year-old son has hair under his arms, isn't that evidence enough? Actually, it's not. Early puberty can be hard to diagnose, even for the experts. So how do doctors settle on

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  9. Obesity and Early Puberty: What's the Risk?

    About 1 in 5,000 children experience early puberty. Studies suggest that, on average, kids are starting puberty earlier than they once did. Could the rise in obesity be playing a role? Many experts think so, at least when it comes to girls. "I think it's quite clear that some of the early puberty we

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  10. School Lunches, Healthy Choices

    When you're busy getting kids ready for school in the morning, a healthy school lunch can get lost in the shuffle. You may think your child's lunch rates an "A," when in reality, it doesn't make the grade. Yet a few simple changes can turn lackluster school lunches into healthy midday meals your chi

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