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  1. Bullying - Characteristics of Children Who Bully

    Children who bully:4Often have role models with similar behavior. Children who physically bully are frequently exposed to violence or aggression, such as on television or within their family. They have a positive view of this behavior and act aggressively toward other people, including adults.Frequently hit or push other children.Are physically strong. Are often popular with other children around

  2. Breast-Feeding: Waking Your Baby - Topic Overview

    Most medical professionals recommend letting a baby eat on demand. But during the first few days of breast-feeding,be sure to awaken your baby for feedings about every 2 hours. This will help to get your milk supply going. To make the transition from sleep gradual and comfortable,try the following: Cool your baby off by taking off his or her clothes. Have skin-to-skin contact with your baby ...

  3. Child Abuse and Neglect - Exams and Tests

    A maltreated child who is taken to a health professional will first have a general physical examination. The child's medical history also is reviewed, and parents or caregivers are questioned about the child's condition. A child who is able to talk will be separated from the caregiver to be interviewed.Health professionals have a professional duty and legal obligation to evaluate the possibility .

  4. Bottle-Feeding: When Baby Doesn't Want to Stop - Topic Overview

    Some babies grow attached to the bottle and do not want to give it up. Here are some common behaviors and suggestions on how to deal with them. Your baby always wants to have a bottle in his or her mouth. Do not let your baby crawl,walk around,or go to bed with a bottle. This will make him or her more prone to dental cavities (caries). Offer a stuffed toy or blanket for comfort instead. ...

  5. Healthy Habits for Kids - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Fitness: Adding more activity to your life Fitness: Choosing activities that are right for you Fitness: Staying active when you have young children Fitness: Teaching your child to stay active Fitness: Walking for ...

  6. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - How Can You Help Teens Build Inner Strength?

    It often seems like teenagers never listen,but they do. That's why it's so important to remember that you are still the primary role model,even as your child grows older. The single most important thing you can do to help your teen is to show that you love him or her no matter what. Teenagers may be growing up,but they still need to: Feel safe and loved. Learn social skills. Learn to ...

  7. Bottle-Feeding - Promoting Healthy Growth and Development

    Buying formula and suppliesTry to buy your formula and supplies before the baby is born. When you buy baby bottles and nipples, make sure you have a supply of small bottles [about ] for your baby's first few weeks. You may want to buy a variety of different bottle nipples so you can experiment to see which type your baby prefers. You can buy infant formula as a liquid concentrate or a powder that

  8. Child Abuse and Neglect - What Increases the Risk

    Living in poverty or near poverty is a major risk factor for child maltreatment. People who live in poverty often do not have the resources to properly care for their children. Caregivers may have high levels of stress that makes them less able to deal with daily challenges. Also, some children have extreme physical or psychological needs, which can make parenting very stressful. Unemployment, ...

  9. Repair of Choanal Atresia - Why It Is Done

    The surgery opens nasal passages to allow the baby to breathe. A newborn can only breathe through the nose (except when crying) in the first weeks of life. ...

  10. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Depression: Managing Postpartum Depression Fitness: Staying Active When You Have Young Children ...

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