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  1. Teen Burnout

    Homework. Sports. Hanging out with friends. Part-time jobs. Other commitments. Teens have a ton to do. Many are focused on racking up experiences for their post-high school plans. But as they build up their resume for adult life, there is one skill experts say they are missing -- knowing how to rela

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  2. 5 Ways to Deal With Teen Angst

    So many teenagers worry about so many things: friendships, dating, school, the future. Those stressful and anxious feelings can affect what they eat, how often they move, and how much they sleep. "Everything is a cause," says William Hansen, PhD. He is a staff psychologist in behavioral medicine and

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  3. How to Help a Kid Slow Down

    If your child shows signs of wear and tear from a busy schedule, help them dial back. Being stressed because they do too much can lead to unhealthy habits like eating junk food, playing video games, and not getting enough sleep. You can help them cut back on activities and show them how to deal with

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  4. When Is It OK to Quit a Sport?

    In April, your 10-year-old was eager to start Little League. Now it’s June or July, and he drags his feet whenever it’s time to grab his glove. “I don’t want to play baseball anymore,” he says. You want to him to learn to love being physically active, though. You want to make sure he’s getting 60 mi

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  5. Helping Kids' Moods

    Kids' moods can change in a flash -- she's happy, then bored; cranky, then sweet. What's up with that, and how can you help her learn to manage her moods in healthy ways so she makes healthy choices? No matter what your child is feeling, your first job is a parent is to empathize. "Let your child kn

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  6. Q&A With Jamie-Lynn Sigler

    Best known for her role as Meadow Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos, Jamie-Lynn Sigler also has appeared in the feature films Extreme Dating and Beneath the Dark, and guest starred in a number of TV series. In 2002, she published an autobiography, Wise Girl, that focused on her struggle with an

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  7. Stress Test: How Do You React Under Stress?

    Everybody has a different response to stress. Some people turn to unhealthy habits like eating junk food or vegging in front of the TV. Stress can make it hard for some people to sleep. There are a few common "stress personalities." See which one you might have, and learn how to handle stress in a h

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  8. 4 Ways to Cheer Up a Kindergartner

    They might seem too young to have a lot of problems, but kindergartners can get stressed. When things don't work out, they're not happy. It’ll usually be about friends and school. It's tempting to treat sadness with ice cream or cookies, TV time, or video games. But there are better ways to turn fro

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  9. Is Your Skinny Kid Unhealthy?

    Sometimes the scale doesn't matter. Your child might be at a healthy weight -- her body mass index (BMI) is in the normal range and she doesn't look like she has extra pounds. But looks can be deceiving. If your child doesn't move enough and doesn't eat well, being at a healthy weight doesn't always

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  10. How to Practice Mindful Eating

    Has this ever happened to you? There's a plate of cookies on your coworker's desk. Before you know it, you're munching on one. Or two. Your son didn't finish his PB&J. You take a few bites before throwing it away. You're watching TV with a bag of chips. What? It's empty already? These are all exampl

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