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  1. Ways to Get More Physical Activity Into School

    Does your child get enough exercise every day? Does she breathe fast and break a sweat for 60 minutes, as is recommended to keep kids healthy? That's happening while she's at school, right? Maybe not. Only about half of kids 11 to 16 are active at least 5 days a week, one study shows. If you’re coun

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  2. Diapering a Newborn: Dealing With Diaper Rash

    Is your baby bothered by diaper rash? There are lots of things you can do to prevent and treat this problem, says pediatrician Laura Jana, MD, co-author of Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality. There are two main causes of diaper rash: contact irritation and yeast. Contact irritatio

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  3. How to Deal With Back-to-School Anxiety

    Remember the last time you started a new job? You were probably a little stressed and anxious about how things would go. What would your boss be like? Would you get along with your coworkers? How would you handle the commute? Your child has similar worries about a new school year -- plus, she's a ki

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  4. Road Trip Tips for Parents

    One thing that's certain about road trips with children: They're an adventure. Just ask Colleen Lanin, editor and founder of the family travel web site Travel Mamas and author of The Travel Mamas' Guide. During one family car trip to Disneyland, her daughter (now age 8) suddenly awoke from a nap and

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  5. Diapering Baby On the Go

    Going out with your newborn is already a little nerve-wracking: Baby’s so tiny and the world is pretty big. Then there’s the added worry of getting stranded without diapers or other baby care essentials. What can you do? Don't worry! We talked with pediatricians and parents on WebMD’s parenting mess

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  6. Solving Your Diaper Dilemma

    What else besides lack of sleep and feeding after feeding does a parent have to look forward to during baby's first year? Diapers. Mounds and mounds of them. Some moms and dads know from the get-go that they'll love the convenience of disposable diapers. And some know there's something just right ab

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  7. 7 Ways to Get Better Food Into Your Kids' School

    It's cupcake day again in class, at hockey practice, and at a friend's house after school. When your children leave for the day, they may face a daily diet of unhealthy foods. Sure, too much bad food can cause unhealthy weight gain in kids. But that's not the only reason you want your kids to eat ri

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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