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Child health and development

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Is Poor Sleep Making Kids Obese?
Take that tablet out of the bedroom. Good sleep habits may help kids maintain a healthy weight.

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9 Ways to Keep Your Baby Calm at The Doctor
Follow these tips to soothe your baby during—and after—these essential procedures.

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How does social pressure affect the self image of teen girls?
Nobody’s perfect, but media aimed at teen girls often makes them think they should be. In this video...

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A pediatrician’s tips for staring your baby on solids
Parents should skip the rice cereal and avoid giving babies processed white flour during the first y...

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Why do teens cut themselves?
Teens cut themselves or otherwise harm their bodies for a variety of reasons. In this video, psychol...

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How do I recognize if my child is in an unhealthy relationship?
Some teen relationships can be abusive, obsessive or otherwise harmful. Find out what to watch for i...

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How can I help my child deal with peer pressure?
Your kid will be better prepared to handle peer pressure if you help him establish his own identity....

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Why is it important to establish routines for my child?
It may sound counterintuitive, but kids do best when they have rules to follow. In this video, psych...

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How to Talk to Kids About Tragic Events
Start by being honest and listening to their fears.

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Is Homework Good for Kids?
I mean, best news ever, right? I have no doubt that it wasn’t just the students celebrating...