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  1. Checklist for a Healthy and Safe Summer Break

    Use this safety checklist to help keep kids safe while they have fun this summer.

  2. Keeping Toddlers Safe From Pets' Germs and Worms

    WebMD offers tips on protecting your child against germs that animals -- including pets -- carry.

  3. Why Baby Gets Upset During Bowel Movements

    WebMD tells you why some babies grunt and groan while pooping.

  4. Helping Your Bedwetting Child Maintain Self-Esteem

    Find out from WebMD what you can do as a parent to help minimize the negative emotional effects of bedwetting.

  5. Treatment for Your Overweight Teen

    WebMD provides parents with a guide to helping their teenagers manage their weight.

  6. Allergy Triggers Checklist

    Use WebMD's checklist of allergy triggers to help your child avoid allergy symptoms.

  7. Helping the Overweight Child - How to know if your child is overweight

    "Overweight" and "at risk of overweight" are terms sometimes used when referring to children who weigh more than expected. Doctors use the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention growth charts or the body mass index (BMI) to measure a child's weight in relation to his or her height. To find out your child's BMI,use this Interactive Tool: Is Your Child at a Healthy Weight? If you have ...

  8. Helping the Overweight Child - Helping your child with social and emotional concerns

    It doesn't take long for children to figure out that our culture and their peers idealize thinness. As a result,surprising numbers of school-aged children and teens are unhappy with their bodies. This includes many who are not even at risk of being overweight. 2 Children who are overweight are especially at risk of being teased and feeling alone. This can cause low self-esteem and ...

  9. Evaluating Pain in a Child - Topic Overview

    When a child is in pain,his or her parents usually know it. But pain can be hard for a child to describe. An older child may be able to describe the pain as sharp or cramping or tell whether the pain comes and goes (intermittent). A child between the ages of 18 months and 3 years may complain of pain or tell you he or she is not feeling well. But the signs of pain in a very young child can ...

  10. Menarche - Topic Overview

    Your first menstrual period is called menarche. It usually happens around age 12 but may start as early as age 9. Menarche is a sign you are growing up and becoming a woman. Along with starting your period, your body is changing. You've begun to develop breasts, pubic hair, and underarm hair, and your hips have begun to widen. Menarche also means that if you have sex, you can get pregnant. You ...

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