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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 7 Foods You Think Are Healthy

      When your family bites into a fresh fruit or a steamed vegetable, you know you're serving up something that’s good for them. But beyond that, it's hard to be sure. Even if the package says that a food is healthy or loaded with all kinds of vitamins and minerals, check the label. It may be full of ot

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    7. Can Kids Exercise Too Much?

      What should you do if your 10-year-old wants to lift weights? Or your teen goes on daily runs even though she plays a sport, too? Getting exercise is good for kids -- they need at least 60 minutes a day. But is there such a thing as too much exercise for a kid? The truth is a majority of kids in Ame

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    8. This Is Your Kid’s Brain Without Sleep

      You know your child needs sleep. But do you know why? It's not just that overtired kids are cranky. Not getting enough sleep can hurt their health and ability to make good choices. How much sleep should your kids get? You may be surprised by how much they need. Toddlers : 12-14 hours Preschoolers :

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    9. 10 Things You Must Tell Your Teen

      You want -- and need -- to give your teenager advice. So what exactly do they need to hear from you? Is there a better way than trying to yell advice in their direction as they're getting out of the car? Here's what to say and, maybe more important, how to say it to get through to your teen. Teens a

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    10. Q&A With Nick Lachey

      Entertainer Nick Lachey, 39, says being a new dad surprised, delighted, and challenged him -- and gave him something new to sing about. You have two nephews. Did that experience prepare you for having your own son, Camden? "To some extent, yeah, in that any experience you have is good. I mean, at le

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