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  1. Breast Engorgement - Topic Overview

    Breast engorgement is the painful overfilling of the breasts with milk.

  2. Child Care Options for Your Toddler

    WebMD helps you determine the best childcare for your toddler. Get tips on what to ask before you commit.

  3. Talking With Your Child About Sex - Topic Overview

    As adolescents enter their late teen years, they begin to date more regularly, and many become sexually intimate with a partner. For many, sexual drive is at its strongest during adolescence. More than half of teenagers will have had sexual intercourse by the age of 17. By the age of 18, 65% of girls and 68% of boys have had sexual intercourse.1Talking to your son or daughter about sexWhether ...

  4. Sports Safety for Kids

    Sports and recreation are full of benefits for kids. But injury is always a risk. Find out how to prevent them.

  5. Baby's 2-Year Checkup: What to Expect

    Find out what to expect during your baby's 2-year checkup: What your pediatrician will look for and questions you'll want to ask.

  6. How to Teach Your Child by Example - Topic Overview

    Teaching your child by example isn't about being a perfect parent. True, it's about showing, or modeling, healthy choices and good behavior. But it's also about showing your child how to handle mistakes and recover from bad choices.How can you be a good role model for your child?First, take a minute to think about the good examples you set for your child every day. And give yourself credit for bad habits that you've already changed to good ones for your child's benefit. Now, ask yourself a few questions.What kind of person do I want my child to become?What good things are easy for me to teach my child by example? These are qualities and behaviors that are natural and easy for you.What things are hard for me to teach by example? These are things like not wanting your child to start smoking even though you smoke, or wanting your child to learn to stay calm even though you tend to lose your temper.Challenge yourself Think of one behavior that you don't want your child to learn from

  7. Baby Developmental Milestones: 1 Month

    See how your baby is growing and developing and find out what to expect with this child development milestone list for month 1.

  8. Baby Developmental Milestones: 8 to 12 Months

    See how your baby is growing and developing and find out what to expect with this child development milestone list by months 8 to 12.

  9. Bullying - Characteristics of Children Who Bully

    Children who bully:4Often have role models with similar behavior. Children who physically bully are frequently exposed to violence or aggression, such as on television or within their family. They have a positive view of this behavior and act aggressively toward other people, including adults.Frequently hit or push other children.Are physically strong. Are often popular with other children around

  10. Bullying - How Adults Can Help Stop Bullying

    As with many issues related to growing up, openly talking about bullying before it happens is most helpful for children. Teach your child how to recognize and react to bullying, regardless of who is the victim. Also, talk about and model empathy, which is being sensitive to and understanding how other people feel. This can help prevent your child from becoming involved in bullying others. ...

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