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  1. 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 ...

  2. Grief: Helping Children With Grief

    Key pointsChildren see loss and death in different ways as they grow and develop. Tailor your help according to your child's age and emotional development.How you learned to deal with loss will affect how you help your child. Think about what helped you when you lost something as a child. Don't try to keep grieving a private affair. Ask child care providers, teachers, and school counselors to ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Importance of Immunizations - Topic Overview

    Getting immunized is important for at least two reasons: to protect yourself and to protect those around you. A successful vaccination program depends on the cooperation of every person. Improved sanitation,hygiene,and other living conditions have created a generally healthier environment and reduced the risks for disease exposure and infection in the United States. However,the dramatic and ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Take Toy Safety Measures

    WebMD shares tips for choosing safe and appropriate toys for children.

  8. Talking to Your Kids About Cigarette Smoking

    WebMD offers tips for talking to your kids about the dangers of cigarette smoking.

  9. Talking to Your Child About Bedwetting: Dos and Don'ts

    How you handle your child’s bedwetting can influence how successful your child is at staying dry. Here are a few simple tips for when your child wets the bed.

  10. How to Change Emotional Eating

    Learn how to stop emotional eating and binge eating with these 4 emotional eating tips for you and your overweight children.

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