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    1. Is Screen Time OK for Preschoolers?

      When you have little kids, it’s easy to hand them a smartphone or tablet to soothe or entertain them. Sometimes, it’s just what you need to buy a few minutes of distraction while you’re waiting in line or on the phone. Screen time limits, however, are especially important for younger kids. “There ar

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    2. How to De-Stress Your Dinner Table

      What’s dinner time like at your house? Rushed, harried, or stressful? All eyes on the TV or cell phones constantly dinging? Or was your answer more like “What dinner time?” Healthy food isn’t the only good reason for families to share meals together. “There are benefits of having regular family dinn

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    3. Mindful Eating for Your Family

      Ever offer your toddler a snack to stop crying, no matter when he last ate? Have you trailed your picky eater while she played, pleading “just one more bite?” Or maybe you eat your own meals standing at the sink or you scarf down a sandwich in the car -- because who has time to sit at the table? Eve

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    4. Teaching Kids to Eat Healthy

      Teaching kids to eat well can be tricky. You don’t want to give them more facts than they can grasp or turn every meal into a lecture. But wait too long and they could pick up unhealthy habits in the meantime. “Kids need to know that every food they put into their bodies affects them,” says Danelle

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    5. Looks-Conscious Teens Trying Risky Supplements

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many teens are turning to risky, unregulated supplements to boost their looks, warns a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. These products -- including protein powders, steroids and diet pills -- are often useless at bes

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    6. Baby 'Milestones' May Have Longer-Term Importance

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who learn to stand up relatively early may also do a bit better with attention, memory and learning by the time they are preschoolers, a new study suggests. Experts have known that significant delays in reaching moveme

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    7. Hovering Parents May Harm Kids

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, June 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with "intrusive" parents who push too hard for good grades may be more prone to become highly self-critical or anxious and depressed, a new study suggests. "When parents become intrusive in their children's live

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    8. When Parenting Styles Differ

      When your parenting style differs from that of your partner, tensions can run high. Take the case of Leigh Henry, 37, of San Antonio, Texas. Leigh doesn't always agree with her husband, Ryan, also 37, on how best to parent their toddler and preschooler. Ryan, an attorney, makes "empty threats," she

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    9. 8 Mistakes Parents Make With Preschoolers

      Sometimes, it may seem like your preschooler has the innate ability to push you to the outer edge of your patience. And that's on a good day. Fear not, moms and dads. You're not alone. Preschoolers want to own their newfound independence. But they also want the close attention and love of their care

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    10. 7 Mistakes Parents Make With Grade-Schoolers

      If you've got kids in elementary school, you certainly have your job cut out for you as you try to encourage healthy living and help them develop a positive self-image. Throw in the first signs of puberty and some social and emotional bumps along the way, and it is easy to see that some mistakes are

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