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  1. How to Meditate

    Stress can affect everyone in the family. Your kids can get stressed by school work, friends, and lots of after-school activities. You can get it from work or being busy with carpool and keeping everyone happy. All that stress can lead everybody to make unhealthy choices -- like skipping exercise to

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  2. How to Teach Your Kids about Positive Self-Talk

    Kids face new experiences all the time. Making changes, like trying something new or starting healthy habits, can test even the most seasoned grown-ups. So how do you teach kids to motivate themselves in the face of a challenge? That's where the power of positive self-talk comes in. Whether you’re t

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  3. Make a Family 5K Plan

    Looking for a great way to get everyone moving? Train as a family to walk or run a 5K race. Think about all the benefits: Working together toward a common goal helps keep everyone motivated to move. When you move more, your family will feel better mentally and physically. That helps everyone avoid u

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  4. How to Talk to Your Kids About Dieting

    At some point, many tweens or teens talk about wanting to go on a diet. Maybe they don't like the way they look in their clothes, or they're influenced by friends or the ultra-thin models they see in magazines. If your child brings up dieting, it's a great chance to talk about healthy habits and see

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  5. Ways to Get More Physical Activity Into School

    Does your child get enough exercise every day? Does she breathe fast and break a sweat for 60 minutes, as is recommended to keep kids healthy? That's happening while she's at school, right? Maybe not. Only about half of kids 11 to 16 are active at least 5 days a week, one study shows. If you’re coun

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  6. How Many Extra Calories Add Up to Obesity for Kids?

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight kids may be consuming far more calories than their doctors or parents realize, a new study suggests. The study, which is published in the July 30 online issue of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, updates the math

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  7. Childhood Hazard: Choking on Food Persists

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- About 34 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms every day for choking on food, according to a new report, despite education campaigns and other prevention efforts. "It's a very common thing," said researcher Dr. Gary Smi

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  8. Breast-Fed Baby May Become Higher-IQ Child

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers can add higher child IQ to the list of benefits associated with breast-feeding: New research shows that the longer a new mom breast-feeds up to one year, the greater the benefit on her baby's intelligence. Babies who were

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  9. Baby Einstein 'Musical Motion Activity Jumper' Sets Recalled

    More than 400,000 Baby Einstein "Musical Motion Activity Jumper" sets have been recalled following dozens of injuries. The voluntary recall was announced by Kids II after the company received more than 100 complaints, including 61 cases in which children suffered injuries ranging from cuts and bruis

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  10. Diapering a Newborn: Dealing With Diaper Rash

    Is your baby bothered by diaper rash? There are lots of things you can do to prevent and treat this problem, says pediatrician Laura Jana, MD, co-author of Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality. There are two main causes of diaper rash: contact irritation and yeast. Contact irritatio

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