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  1. Parenting acTopic Centers - 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

  2. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about shaken baby syndrome:What is shaken baby syndrome?Who is most likely to shake or throw a child?    Ongoing concerns:What are some safe ways to calm a crying baby?What can caregivers do to help avoid shaking or throwing a child?What is my stress level?Where can I get help to control anger?Am I depressed?

  3. Cleaning Your Young Son's Natural (Uncircumcised) Penis - Home Treatment

    From the time you begin breastfeeding until your baby is weaned, take measures to prevent mastitis.

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

    A baby may be uncomfortable after feedings if he or she has swallowed air during the feeding. Burping helps get rid of air that the baby has swallowed. Burp a breast-feeding baby when you switch breasts during feeding. Burp a baby who is bottle-feeding after each 1 fl oz (30 mL) to 2 fl oz (60 mL) of fluid. Burp the baby after the feeding is finished. If the baby has problems with gas or ...

  5. Parenting acTopic Centers - 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 ...

  6. 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 .

  7. Antibiotics for Mastitis While Breast-Feeding

    Drug details for Antibiotics for mastitis while breast-feeding.

  8. Parenting acTopic Centers - Topic Overview

    What is child maltreatment?Child maltreatment is any intentional harm to a child. Child maltreatment includes neglect and abuse.Neglect is when parents or caregivers fail to ensure a child's health and well - being. Neglect may result from not providing a child with appropriate shelter, schooling, clothing, medical care, or protection from hazards. Child neglect is just as serious as abuse and is

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

    Talk to your child's health professional about weaning if:Your baby refuses all solid food and is older than 6 to 8 months of age.Your baby has changed from sleeping through the night to waking up during the night hungry. Your baby develops dental cavities (caries).Your baby seems overweight for his or her age, size, or birth weight.Your toddler (1 to 2 years old) focuses on breast - or ...

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

    What is postpartum? During the first weeks after giving birth,your body begins to heal and adjust to not being pregnant. This is called postpartum (or the postpartum period). Your body goes through many changes as you recover. These changes are different for every woman. The first weeks after childbirth also are a time to bond with your baby and set up a routine for caring for your baby. ...

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