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  1. 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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  2. Childhood Fears and Anxieties

    Things that go bump in the night. The bane of Miss Muffet's existence. A teacher's harsh rebuke. What do they all have in common? Plenty: They're all typical childhood anxieties and fears. Nothing to worry (too much) about. But try telling that to your child! As a parent, you can make a big differen

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  3. When Should Kids Learn to Read, Write, and Do Math?

    At one time or another, most parents wonder how their child is stacking up in school. Part of answering that is knowing when kids should learn to read, write, and do different kinds of math? Ross A. Thompson, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of California at Davis tells WebMD there is

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  4. Help Kids Sleep All Night

    By Meg Lundstrom An astounding seven out of 10 children aren't getting enough z's. Here, five top children's sleep-stealers, plus smart strategies that ensure sound slumber for them — and for you. You tuck your kids into bed with a kiss and a prayer...that they'll drift off quickly and sleep through

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  5. Kids Gone Wild!

    By Denise Schipani Is your child biting, throwing tantrums, teasing his sister, or giving you attitude? Hang in there — there are solutions. Here, experts share what to do about 8 real-kid behavior problems.   1. Teasing Siblings "My 8-year-old son teases his 3-year-old sister. He'll bug her and tou

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  6. More Tests = More Anxiety

    By Walecia Konrad Most kids get jitters before an exam. But these days, many kids are feeling outright panic. One reason is the increase in standardized tests. Under the No Child Left Behind Act, all public school students must take annual exams in reading and math in grades three through eight, the

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  7. Helping Your 'Not-Thin' Kids

    Fit kids come in all shapes and sizes, just as fit adults do. And many experts say we should keep this foremost in mind when it comes to children who aren't thin, but who eat healthfully, have lots of energy, and exercise almost every day. It's crucial, they say, that in concern for their overweight

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  8. The MP3 Generation: At Risk for Hearing Loss?

    Loud rock music contributed to hearing loss among baby boomers, but MP3 players are poised to make the problem much worse for the next generation. New surveys from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association highlight that risk, noting that high school students are much more likely than adults

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  9. New Pool Safety Gadgets Help Prevent Drowning

    Among the good things about residential swimming pools is the fact that so much research has been done on pool safety. One outgrowth of that research has been the development of a vast number of products and devices that aim to keep your pool safe. There are fences designed with self-closing, self-l

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  10. Good, Sound Sleep for Your Child

    Sleep is no less important than food, drink, or safety in the lives of children. Although this may seem apparent, many of us actually do not allow our children to get the critical sleep they need to develop and function properly. It's certainly not something we do on purpose. As a matter of fact, we

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