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    1. How to Teach Empathy to Selfie-Loving Kids

      You probably do it. If your children are preteens or older, they surely do it, too: take endless “selfies” to document life’s moments, however inconsequential. Fuss with filters to display an enhanced version of reality. And then post these curated shots to an array of social networks, chasing after

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    2. Can Kids Exercise Too Much?

      Sometimes it seems like kids have endless energy. They can bounce from school to practice and still want to play outside when they get home. But between organized sports and time to just play, how do you know if they’re getting too much exercise? Most parents don’t need to worry about that, says Cri

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    3. 6 Ways to Get Any Kid to Exercise

      Maybe your child hates sports, or gets more excited about video games than the kickball field. Or maybe he feels too out of shape to keep up with other kids his age. Whatever the reason, it can be tough to motivate a kid to exercise when he just isn’t interested. You know that nagging doesn’t work.

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    4. 5 Ways to Deal With Teen Angst

      If you're the parent of a teen, you may already have witnessed it: hair-trigger moods and drama worthy of a midday soap opera. The frustration and anxiety kids feel about life at this age bubbles up as teen angst. It may not affect all kids, but it's not surprising when it does. After all, this stag

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    5. Is It Colic or Something Else?

      Mother’s intuition told Nikki Leith that something was wrong with her baby girl. At just 2 weeks old, baby Madilyn spent most of her waking hours wailing. “She cried all day. If she wasn’t nursing or sleeping, she was crying, screaming, or just unhappy,” recalls the 31-year-old mother of two from Ow

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    6. Infant Gas: How to Prevent and Treat It

      Babies can be pretty gassy. It’s common for them to pass gas 13-21 times each day! Why so much? Infants have plenty of chances to swallow air, like when they: Eat, whether food comes from a breast or bottle Suck a pacifier Cry When air gets trapped in your baby’s belly, you may notice that she: Burp

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    7. Common Products That Can Harm Your Baby

      Many common household items contain hazardous substances, some of which can interfere with the body’s hormones. These chemicals might not pose a problem for you, but they could affect your baby’s health. “Babies’ bodies are still immature, and they lack the ability to clear chemicals and other subst

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    8. Infant's BMI May Predict Early Childhood Obesity

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A high body mass index (BMI) in infancy may predict which children are likely to be obese at age 6 years, scientists say. "Our study shows that growth patterns in children who become severely obese by 6 years of ag

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    9. How to Care for Your Baby's Teeth

      When your baby flashes his gummy smile, caring for teeth that have yet to sprout is probably the last thing on your mind. "The surprising thing to a lot of parents is how early you need to start," says Amr Moursi, DDS, PhD, associate professor and chair of New York University's Department of Pediatr

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    10. 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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