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  1. Healthy Habits for Kids - Topic Overview

    Specific signs of neglect include: Hunger,inadequate growth or low weight from poor nutrition,or unmanaged obesity. Developmental delays. Lack of attention to personal cleanliness. The child may be very dirty,smelly,or unkempt. Inappropriate or lack of clothing for the season. Delay or failure to get needed health care. Not following health care recommendations. Pattern of tardiness or ...

  2. Crying, Age 3 and Younger - Topic Overview

    What is healthy eating?Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods so that your child gets the nutrients (such as protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins, and minerals) he or she needs for normal growth. Your child can eat all types of food, as long as his or her weekly intake is balanced and varied.How much food is good for my child?From birth, children have an "internal hunger gauge" that ...

  3. Healthy Habits for Kids - Topic Overview

    Habits are hard to break. That's why the sooner in life we build good,healthy habits,the easier it is to keep them and stay as healthy as possible. And when good habits are in place,it's easier to resist bad ones. Your child's habits start with you The most important thing to remember is that you are your child's role model. Your habits affect your children's habits. If your habits are ...

  4. Growth and Development: Helping Your Child Build Self-Esteem

    Self - esteem is a person's core belief about himself or herself. A person's self - esteem is reflected in his or her actions, both in how as well as what he or she does. Although self - esteem varies from time to time, the pattern usually leans toward a healthy or unhealthy view of self. With healthy self - esteem, a person is more likely to succeed in life.Although building self - esteem is a li

  5. Parenting acTopic Centers - How Children Can Discourage Bullying

    Children can take steps to discourage bullying. A basic strategy is to hang out with friendly kids at school and to stay away from those who seem not to like them. Bullying is also less likely to occur when children are in groups and are in areas supervised by adults. For example, children who wish to avoid being bullied can:Play or take breaks near adults while at school.Walk to school with ...

  6. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Topic Overview

    What is shaken baby syndrome? Shaken baby syndrome is brain injury that occurs when someone shakes a baby or throws a baby against an object. It is a form of child abuse. It may happen to children up to 5 years of age, but it is most common in babies younger than 1 year old.It is never okay to shake or throw a young child. It may not leave any obvious sign of injury, but it can cause serious long-term problems or even death. Shaken baby syndrome often occurs when a baby won't stop crying and a caregiver loses control of his or her emotions. Parents can help prevent this problem by learning healthy ways to relieve stress and anger. It's also important to choose child care providers carefully.Shaken baby syndrome may also be called shaken-impact syndrome. Many doctors use the term abusive head trauma to describe the injury. They may use intentional head injury to describe how it happened.What causes the brain injury?When a baby is shaken or thrown, the head twists or whips back and

  7. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? Interactive Tool: What Is Your Stress Level?

  8. Parenting acTopic Centers - What Gives a Child Inner Strength?

    Experts say that the single most important thing that gives children inner strength is having parents or other adults who are positive and nurturing. Other things that help include: Cognitive skills,such as concentration,memory,and logical thinking. Social skills,such as behaving properly,showing love,and sharing. Self-control. Self-esteem. A stable environment with rules and ...

  9. Parenting acTopic Centers - Exams and Tests

    A maltreated child who is taken to a health professional will first have a general physical examination. The child's medical history also is reviewed, and parents or caregivers are questioned about the child's condition. A child who is able to talk will be separated from the caregiver to be interviewed.Health professionals have a professional duty and legal obligation to evaluate the possibility .

  10. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - 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 ...

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