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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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