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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Tummy Time for Your Newborn

    During tummy time, your baby lays on her belly to play while you supervise. Since your baby sleeps on her back to help prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), she needs to spend some of her awake time on her stomach to develop physically and mentally. On her tummy, your baby lifts her head, whi

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  9. Your Kid's Brain on Exercise

    You know exercise is good for kids’ bodies. Did you know that exercise is crucial for kids' developing brains as well? Even moderate exercise, like walking, could make your kids sharper, healthier, and happier. "Exercise has tremendous mental benefits," says Joel Brenner, MD, chair of the American A

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  10. The Best Weight Loss Plan for Busy Parents

    So you want to lose weight, get healthier, and set a good example for your kids. That’s fantastic! How do you balance eating right, getting enough exercise, and the demands of being a parent? Here’s how you can break it down and tackle it. There are three rules: Food: Plan ahead Exercise: Think smal

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