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  1. Childhood Fears and Exposure to Violence - Topic Overview

    Fears of school-age children Your child may seem anxious about everyday occurrences. School-age children usually are still dealing with a number of fears that first developed during their early childhood,such as fear of ghosts,of the dark,or even of dying. Every child's fears are different. Parents may not even recognize that some behaviors are based on fears (for example,when a child ...

  2. Sexual Abuse: Physical Signs in Children - Topic Overview

    Signs of the sexual abuse of a child are not likely to be noticed without an examination of the genital area. These signs include: Bruises,scars,chafing,or bite marks in the genital area. Discharge from the vagina or penis. Rectal or genital bleeding. Anal tears or dilation. Symptoms of a developing sexually transmitted disease (STD),such as gonorrhea,syphilis,chlamydia,genital ...

  3. Establishing Limits With Your School-Age Child - Topic Overview

    Many children ages 6 to 10,if left to their own devices,would eat pizza 3 times a day,7 days a week,or play video games for hours at a time. That is because they have not developed control over their drives and appetites,which can include cravings for specific foods,toys,and things,as well as for praise and attention. Parents who set limits for their children show them that they love ...

  4. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - 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. Growth and development: Helping your child build self-esteem Stress management: Helping your child with stress ...

  5. Weaning - Routine Checkups

    A well baby checkup is a good time to ask questions about weaning. During this checkup, your baby's health professional will: Compare the baby's current weight, height, and head size with measurements taken at birth to see if the rate of growth is normal. Ask how well the baby is eating and sleeping and whether any problems have developed. ...

  6. Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Common Problems

    Some women have problems-such as constipation,hemorrhoids,and sore breasts-that last for a while after childbirth. Many minor postpartum problems can be managed at home. If you develop problems and your doctor has given you specific instructions to follow,be sure to follow those instructions. Constipation and hemorrhoids Home treatment measures are usually all that is needed to relieve mild ...

  7. Child Abuse and Neglect - How Child Abuse Is Reported

    When you suspect a child is, or is at risk of, being abused or neglected, it is important to take action. Most abused children are not able to help themselves.Certain people, such as health professionals, social workers, and teachers, are required by law in all 50 states to report suspected child abuse and neglect, usually to the police or state child protection services. In some states, all ...

  8. Antibiotics for Mastitis While Breast-Feeding

    Drug details for Antibiotics for mastitis while breast-feeding.

  9. Child Abuse and Neglect - Prevention

    You can help prevent child abuse and neglect by using techniques to help you manage the responsibilities and stress related to parenting and daily life. Regardless of whether you are a parent, you can help children by showing concern for their well - being, volunteering when you are able, and being a general advocate for them. If you are a parent or caregiver of children:Learn and use effective ..

  10. Quick Tips: Helping Your Child Stay Safe and Healthy - Get started

    Raising children is a big job. It can be overwhelming to think about all the things your child needs to learn to stay safe and healthy. In addition to teaching children good eating and activity habits,you can also teach them some basic health and safety habits. Remember that your child learns habits by watching you. If you and the rest of your family follow healthy habits,your child will ...

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