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  1. Naps Enhance Learning for Young Children: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Naps play a crucial role in helping infants and preschoolers remember things they've just learned, according to new research. Investigators examined young children's ability to recognize instances that are similar, but

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  2. Tips to Help Your Child Eat Better, Live Healthier

    You can tell children they should eat well and make healthy choices. Or you can show them that it's fun and feels good -- and they'll be more likely to do it. Here’s how: Let children play with their food. Babies aren't the only ones who like to play with food. School-age children do, too. So make h

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  3. Toddlers Who Sleep Less May Eat More

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers who get too little sleep tend to eat more and are at increased risk for obesity, a new study indicates. The study included children in over 1,300 British families who had their sleep measured when they were 16 m

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  4. Rigid Parenting Style Linked to Obese Kids

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kids with demanding parents who are rigid about rules, stingy with affection and won't discuss limits are far more likely to be obese than children whose parents practice a more balanced parenting style, new research

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  5. TV Time, Feeding Habits Set Babies Up for Obesity?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents feed their babies in ways suspected of boosting the risk of obesity later in life, a new study finds. Researchers found that of nearly 900 parents of 2-month-olds, many reported at least one habit studies have l

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  6. Baby's First Year: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

    New parents tend to fret about lots of things: every fever, every early morning awakening when their baby still isn't sleeping through the night. Elaine Donoghue, MD, FAAP, understands. She's the co-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Early Childhood. Her insights might help

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  7. Build a Healthy Mother-Daughter Bond

    Being a mom is hard. It's not just the laundry and carpooling and picking up toys and never having enough time in the day to do it all -- it's also the constant feeling that everything you're doing (or not doing) is in some way scarring your child for life. According to new research, that feeling ma

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  8. When They're Too Old for Time-Outs

    When children are toddlers, many parents learn to rely on a simple, short list of discipline strategies: redirect, distract, time-out (or "time-in"). But as kids grow and change, your disciplinary toolbox needs to grow with them. "With older kids, there really isn't a blanket 'consequence' to use fo

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  9. When Smartphone Is Near, Parenting May Falter

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mealtime is supposed to be family time, but a new study suggests that ever-present smartphones are impeding parent-child communication at the table. Researchers who observed more than 50 family-type groups eating out foun

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  10. Baby 'Sleep Machines' Could Damage Hearing: Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some of the "sleep machines" marketed to soothe infants seem capable of generating enough noise to potentially damage a baby's hearing, a new study suggests. The popular devices promise to help infants fall asleep and stay as

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