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    1. What are the symptoms of pinkeye, and is it contagious?

      What are the symptoms of pinkeye, and is it contagious?

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    5. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - When to Call a Doctor

      Call anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example,call if: You have sudden,severe pain in your belly. You passed out (lost consciousness). Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if: You have severe vaginal bleeding. You are passing blood clots and soaking through a pad each hour for 2 or more hours. Your vaginal bleeding seems to be getting heavier or is still ...

    6. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - What Is Inner Strength?

      Inner strength,often called "resilience," is the ability to cope with the stressful situations that life throws at us. This inner strength is the reason some children seem better equipped than others to face problems. Children who are resilient: Are more likely to grow into healthy,happy adults,even in the face of poverty,divorce,or family tragedy. Are better able to stand up to peer ...

    7. Helping Your Child Build Inner Strength - What Increases the Risk

      Living in poverty or near poverty is a major risk factor for child maltreatment. People who live in poverty often do not have the resources to properly care for their children. Caregivers may have high levels of stress that makes them less able to deal with daily challenges. Also, some children have extreme physical or psychological needs, which can make parenting very stressful. Unemployment, ...

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

      Caring for a baby can be difficult and frustrating at times. Most parents have periods when they feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and extremely frustrated. Help manage your frustration and anger by learning healthy ways to handle the stress of child care. You can learn techniques to help you stay in control of your emotions when everyday pressures mount. The following strategies can help you function in a loving and healthy way with your baby. Prevent yourself from becoming overwhelmedLearn about child development, child health, and effective and safe behavior management. This information can help you understand and deal with your baby's behavior and changing needs. Call your hospital for information about parenting education classes, or look for books in your local library.Talk with other parents about the ways they cope with the demands of child care.Take short relaxation breaks when you can. For example, listen to your favorite music, or do breathing exercises while your baby naps.Ask

    9. Parenting acTopic Centers - What Happens

      In the United States during 2002, approximately 1, 400 children died as a result of child maltreatment.2 Survivors are vulnerable to long - term emotional damage. Typically, children are abused at an age when they are not equipped with life experience and reasoning abilities to understand that it is not their fault. They suffer developmental setbacks, physical pain, and emotional anguish. ...

    10. 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 ...

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