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  1. Congenital Hydrocephalus - Topic Overview

    What is congenital hydrocephalus? Congenital hydrocephalus is a buildup of excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain at birth. The extra fluid can increase pressure in the baby's brain,causing brain damage and mental and physical problems. This condition is rare. Finding the condition early and treating it quickly can help limit any long-term problems. But long-term effects mostly ...

  2. Teen Substance Use: Making a Contract With Your Teen - Topic Overview

    Putting a plan for avoiding alcohol and substance use in writing will help your teen make good decisions in the future. Using the example below,have your teen help you write the contract. Teens feel more responsible for their actions when they are part of the rule-making process. The symbolism of signing a contract gives both parties a heightened sense of commitment to the process. We know ...

  3. Congenital Hydrocephalus - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about congenital hydrocephalus: What is congenital hydrocephalus? What are the different types of congenital hydrocephalus? What is the difference between communicating and noncommunicating hydrocephalus? How does this condition affect the soft spots on a baby's head? Living with congenital hydrocephalus: How can I take better care of myself while also taking care of my child? ...

  4. Talking to Your Kids About Cigarette Smoking

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

  5. 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.

  6. Parenting a Child With Down Syndrome

    WebMD provides information to help parents prepare for a child with Down syndrome.

  7. How Much Sleep Do Children Need?

    Is your child getting enough sleep?

  8. Help Teens Develop a Healthy Body Image

    Get tips on building self-esteem and a better self-image for your teenager. Help create a better body image for both boys and girls.

  9. 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.

  10. 5 Ways to Help Unfit Teens Get Moving

    WebMD gives you tips for getting your overweight teen to start moving.

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