Child Abuse and Neglect - 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
Bullying - Topic Overview
What is bullying?Bullying is behavior that threatens or harms another person. Types of bullying include:Physical harm, such as hitting, shoving, or tripping.Psychological harm, such as taking money or belongings, making threats, name - calling, or leaving another child out of games or conversations (shunning). Children often are bullied about the way they talk or how they look. Making fun of a ...
Healthy Eating for Children - Helping Your Child to Eat Well
Setting the stage for pleasant mealtimesMake a point to eat as many meals together at home as possible. A regular mealtime gives you and your family a chance to talk and relax together. It also helps you and your child to have a positive relationship with food.Think of the family meal table as a conflict - free zone where you each come for positive time together. Save problem solving and difficult
Healthy Eating for Children - 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 ...
Healthy Eating for Children - Changing Your Family's Eating Habits
Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods from all food groups. It means choosing fewer foods that have lots of fats and sugar. However, it does not mean that your child cannot eat desserts or other treats now and then. With a little planning, you can create a structure that gives your child (and you) the freedom to make healthy eating choices. Think of this as planning not just for the kids
Caring for Your Baby's Teeth
WebMD shares information about caring for baby's new teeth, preventing tooth decay, caring for gums, dental visits, and more.
Preschooler Emotional Development
WebMD looks at the emotional development of 3- to 5-year-olds and provides tips for parenting during this stage.
4- to 5-Year-Olds: Developmental Milestones
WebMD discusses the developmental milestones reached by 4- to 5-year olds, including language and cognitive development.
Checklist: New Year’s Resolutions for Your Family
Kick off a healthy new year in your family with these resolutions from WebMD.
Preschooler Social Development
WebMD discusses how preschoolers develop socially, from day care and play dates to making friends and learning to resolve conflicts.