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    1. 8 Mistakes Parents Make With Preschoolers

      Sometimes, it may seem like your preschooler has the innate ability to push you to the outer edge of your patience. And that's on a good day. Fear not, moms and dads. You're not alone. Preschoolers want to own their newfound independence. But they also want the close attention and love of their care

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    2. 7 Mistakes Parents Make With Grade-Schoolers

      If you've got kids in elementary school, you certainly have your job cut out for you as you try to encourage healthy living and help them develop a positive self-image. Throw in the first signs of puberty and some social and emotional bumps along the way, and it is easy to see that some mistakes are

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    3. The Best Weight Loss Plan for Busy Parents

      Your alarm goes off at 6 a.m. -- just enough time to get yourself and your kids out the door. You log 8 hours at work (including 5 minutes to scarf down your lunch), then you rush to get kids to practice and make sure homework’s done. Maybe you top off the day with a dinnertime swing past the drive-

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    4. How to Talk to Your Teen About Weight

      You’ve been noticing unhealthy changes in your teen’s weight and you want to have a heart-to-heart about it. But talking to teenagers is tricky. How can you be sure they’ll hear what you say? Rest assured: They really are listening to you, says Sara Forman, MD, clinical chief of adolescent medicine

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    5. How to Boost Your Kid’s Body Image

      Your child probably thinks about the way her body looks -- a lot. Even if she doesn’t tell you about it. Concerns about weight and appearance can start as early as elementary school or preschool. In many ways, that’s normal, says Alexandra Corning, PhD, director of the Body Image and Eating Disorder

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    6. A Parent’s Guide to P.E. Class

      How many years has it been since you did a shuttle run, played dodgeball, or jogged a mile during gym class? In that time, physical education has changed, says Cheryl Richardson, senior director of programs for the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). “The focus is on engaging students,

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    7. Why Is It So Hard to Exercise?

      Anyone can have a hard time making exercise part of their routine. But throw kids into the mix, and it can almost feel impossible. Why is it so hard for busy parents to exercise? Often it comes down to motivation. “Parents typically don’t get enough sleep and spend their days constantly responding t

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    8. 10 Tips to Cut Kids’ Screen Time

      When you were a kid, did you camp out on the couch with your siblings and fight over what show you’d watch on the family TV? Today, your kids have decidedly fewer limits when it comes to controlling a screen. They can watch many at once, and carry them wherever they go. As amazing as the technology

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    9. Is My Child Ready for a Cell Phone?

      Children are starting to carry cell phones at younger ages. In a recent study, 22% of kids in grade school reported having their own cell phone compared with 60% of tweens and 84% of teens. Like many parents, you may wonder whether your child is ready for a cell phone. As you might imagine, there ar

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    10. What Does Bullying Look Like?

      Mia Dand knew something was up when her daughter Rhea’s behavior took a sharp turn for the worse. Her 10-year-old started to burst into tears at the drop of a hat, act out at home, and make excuses to skip school, she recalls. At the time, Dand blamed her recent divorce for the outbursts. “This went

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