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  1. Kids Need Real Happy Meals

    This year, start a new tradition pack a healthy school lunch for your kids. A nutritious lunch from home helps kids stay away from the high-fat, high-sugar, and high-sodium stuff in school cafeterias and vending machines. Research shows that America's children are missing out on five essential nutri

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  2. Your Child's Nutrition: The Power of Parents

    Mom has plenty on her plate these days, including the high-ranking job as senior manager of her children's nutrition. In most families, "mom buys the food that's in the house. Mom puts food on the table. Mom has the pivotal role in what the kids eat," says Marilyn Tanner-Blasier, RD, LD, a spokeswom

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  3. Children and Sweetened Drinks: What's a Parent to Do?

    The kids are home: Their first stop -- grab a sweetened drink from the fridge. It's one of several bad habits that have built a nation of overweight kids. When it comes to their health, children and sweetened beverages are simply a bad match. Liquid candy -- that's what public health officials call

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  4. The Top 10 Medication Mistakes Parents Make

    By Francesca L. Kritz Consult Your Doctor One night a few summers ago, when my 18-month-old daughter's mosquito bites were making her itchy, cranky, and sleepless, I went to a 24-hour pharmacy to buy antihistamine. It wasn't until I got home that I read the package instructions: for children under 6

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  5. Backyard and Playground Safety

    The backyard offers a world of fun for children. Playgrounds offer even more chances for adventure. But the fun can end abruptly when someone gets hurt. That’s one reason the American Academy of Pediatrics reminds parents to supervise children’s outdoor play, even at home. To protect your kids from

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  6. Personality Clues for Teenagers

    Have you ever wondered how your personality traits might determine the choices you make? And how these traits affect your satisfaction with your choices? Here's your chance to find out. Read the following scenarios and mark the one that best describes you: Scenario 1 _______I feel strung out most of

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  7. Eating Disorders in Children and Teens

    Eating disorders in children and teens cause serious changes in eating habits that can lead to major, even life threatening health problems. The three main types of eating disorders are: Anorexia, a condition in which a child refuses to eat adequate calories out of an intense and irrational fear of

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  8. Talking With Kids About Disasters

    Your child comes home from school in a state. He or she is panic stricken. The reason? Take your pick. In today's chaotic world, he or she may be worried about anything and everything from natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina and global warming to terrorism and the Iraq War. So what's a concerne

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  9. 7 Ways to Combat Kids' Sleep Problems

    WebMD's sleep specialist offers seven tips for getting kids to sleep through the night.

  10. What to Say When a Pet Dies

    When a pet dies, it's common for people to feel as though they've lost a member of the family. For children, this is often their first encounter with death. In an attempt to soften the blow, parents sometimes explain the death of a pet in vague ways or skirt the topic altogether. But experts say thi

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