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  1. 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.

  2. Treatment for Your Overweight Teen

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

  3. Why Baby Gets Upset During Bowel Movements

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

  4. Allergy Triggers Checklist

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

  5. Health & Parenting Guide - Topic Overview

    What is teen substance abuse?While many teens try alcohol or drugs, using these substances is neither safe nor legal. Some teens experiment with drugs or alcohol only a few times, but experimentation can become substance abuse and lead to serious problems, such as poor school performance, loss of friends, problems at home, and even lasting legal consequences.Why do teens abuse drugs and ...

  6. Helping the Overweight Child - How you can help your child

    As a parent,your job is to give your child the tools for a healthy lifestyle and remain as relaxed as possible about the result. To help your overweight child eat well,use the same healthy eating approach with everyone in your family: Follow the division of responsibility. Eat together as a family as much as possible. The entire family,regardless of each family member's weight,should be ...

  7. Helping the Overweight Child - Weight management goals for the overweight child

    Use the division of responsibility. Your job is to offer nutritious food choices at meals and snack times. You decide what,where,and when your family eats. Your child's job is to choose how much he or she will eat of the foods you serve. Your child even gets to decide whether to eat. Do not restrict food. Food restriction causes children to ignore their internal hunger gauges. Children ...

  8. Helping the Overweight Child - 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. Healthy eating: Helping your child learn healthy eating habits Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks,ideal weight,target heart rate,and more. Interactive Tool: What Is Your Child's ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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