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  1. The New Food Plate and Family Nutrition

    Federal dietary guidelines, known as MyPlate, make it easy to get your family make the right dietary choices. WebMD explains.

  2. Babies and Eczema

    Do you think your infant might have eczema, a dry, itchy rash? Learn more from WebMD about identifying and treating this common skin rash.

  3. How to Solve Stressful Situations

    Every day can present stressful situations. Here’s how you can make a healthy choice and rise above them.

  4. Answers About Your Baby’s Sleep

    Answers to parents' top 7 questions about babies and sleep.

  5. How to Deep Breathe

    Ease stress with a deep breath. Deep breathing is an easy, healthy way to relax and feel better.

  6. Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night

    Tips on sleep training your baby.

  7. How to Set Good Sleep Patterns for Your Baby

    WebMD's guide to your baby's sleep habits.

  8. Helping Your School-Age Child Learn About the Body - Topic Overview

    As a parent,you are the ideal teacher to help your child learn about sex. Open communication about sexuality helps your child understand his or her feelings and encourages a positive attitude toward a natural process. If you do not provide this information,your child will get it elsewhere. Other sources may not be accurate or sensitive to the needs of your child. Your explanations should be ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Helping Your Child Build a Healthy Body Image - Topic Overview

    Children of all ages are exposed to ideas about thinness by parents, peers, and other sources. Starting in grade school, children may become more aware of body image as they compare themselves to others. Adolescents often become extremely concerned about their bodies and their weight. This is understandable since dramatic physical changes are occurring. Unrealistic media images of the ideal body add to their concerns.There are many ways adults can help children and teens develop a healthy view of themselves and reduce their risk for an eating disorder:Compliment children about the things they do, not always on how they look. When commenting on how children look, focus on their eyes, hair, or smile, not on their height, weight, body size, or body shape. Talk in terms of your child's health, activity level, and other healthy lifestyle choices.Avoid making comments that link being thin to being popular or healthy.Teach children to take good care of their bodies.Avoid criticizing other

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