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    1. 7 Mistakes Parents Make With Grade-Schoolers

      If you've got kids in elementary school, you certainly have your job cut out for you as you try to encourage healthy living and help them develop a positive self-image. Throw in the first signs of puberty and some social and emotional bumps along the way, and it is easy to see that some mistakes are

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    2. When Parenting Styles Differ

      When your parenting style differs from that of your partner, tensions can run high. Take the case of Leigh Henry, 37, of San Antonio, Texas. Leigh doesn't always agree with her husband, Ryan, also 37, on how best to parent their toddler and preschooler. Ryan, an attorney, makes "empty threats," she

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    3. 8 Mistakes Parents Make With Preschoolers

      Sometimes, it may seem like your preschooler has the innate ability to push you to the outer edge of your patience. And that's on a good day. Fear not, moms and dads. You're not alone. Preschoolers want to own their newfound independence. But they also want the close attention and love of their care

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    4. Is My Child Ready for a Cell Phone?

      Children are starting to carry cell phones at younger ages. In a recent study, 22% of kids in grade school reported having their own cell phone compared with 60% of tweens and 84% of teens. Like many parents, you may wonder whether your child is ready for a cell phone. As you might imagine, there ar

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    5. What Does Bullying Look Like?

      Mia Dand knew something was up when her daughter Rhea’s behavior took a sharp turn for the worse. Her 10-year-old started to burst into tears at the drop of a hat, act out at home, and make excuses to skip school, she recalls. At the time, Dand blamed her recent divorce for the outbursts. “This went

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    6. 16 Kid-Friendly Breakfasts

      Mornings get hectic, so it can be easy to skimp on breakfast. Maybe you give your toddler the same frozen waffle with butter every morning. Or you’re lucky if your teen grabs a granola bar on his way out the door. But experts say the a.m. meal is so important that you and your kids deserve better. “

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    7. Smart Sips for Healthy Kids

      You know it’s important to fill your kids’ plates with healthy food. But what you pour into their glasses matters, too. If your children are guzzling lots of the sugary stuff, it’s time to rethink their drinks. So what can you give them instead? The answer is simple. “There are really only two thing

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    8. 12 Healthy Snacks Kids Will Love

      While adults can get through the day without many between-meal snacks, kids can’t. Children "can’t get all of the key nutrients they need with just breakfast, lunch and dinner," says Melissa Halas-Liang, RDN, a nutritionist based in Los Angeles. "That’s why parents should think of snacking as a way

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    9. Nutrients Your Kids May Be Missing

      Stephanie and Rick Darby spend lots of time and energy choosing healthy foods for their two kids. “We want them getting the right nutrients for their growth and brain development,” says Rick, who lives in Grand Rapids, MI. Both parents scan food labels for amounts of sugar, protein, and vitamins. It

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    10. How to End the Picky Eating Struggle

      Last week, your child pushed away that plate of veggies. Today, he refuses to taste a bite of your casserole. Sound familiar? “With young children, a certain level of pickiness is normal,” says Angela Lemond, a dietitian in Plano, TX. “After all, they’re experiencing new foods and flavors for the fi

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