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A great start to the school year also means the healthiest start possible. Here are some essential health-related tips to keep in mind.
Sports drinks and flavored milk are everyday beverage choices for most kids, but are they doing more harm than good?
The messages that children are given about beauty begin early in life. Here are some things to help your child feel empowered from the inside out.
America is facing an obesity epidemic. So why are school cafeterias dishing out delivery pizza and brand-name burgers?
Here are ten easy, kid-friendly lunches guaranteed to sneak veggies into your child's diet without straining your budget.
There are lots baby sleep myths that can affect how parents feel about the wee hours with their little one. Sort fact from fiction with this advice.
When you had a newborn, bedtime was a flurry of baths, feeding, rocking, waking up at night and plenty of crying. Luckily, as your child ages, there are no more sleep worries, right? Unfortunately, no.…
Raise healthy children without the 'D word': diet!
Teaching basic hygiene concepts to children at a young age will form the groundwork of a healthy lifestyle in the future. Here's how parents can do it.
A sufficient amount of sleep and a steady morning routine sets the stage for the entire day—especially for kids, who are prone to mood swings and a lack of focus as it is. But do you know how much sleep your child needs? And do you know how to establish a healthy morning routine? The facts on sleep and the ways to wipe out the morning drama might surprise you. Read through this slideshow on your way to a stress-free morning routine for you and your kid.
Do you know which snack food ingredients are good, and which just sound good? Get the facts on the most common snack food ingredients and marketing buzzwords.
'Why does my child wet the bed?' Get the answers to your bedwetting questions to effectively help your child stop wetting the bed.
What are the worst kids foods out there? Not coincidentally, many of them are the ones that are the most aggressively marketed to kids. Read this list of the top 10 worst foods to put in a kid's lunch box this school, put together by nutrition expert Brandi Thompson. Not only will you learn what so-called treats to avoid, but you will also learn about many healthy alternatives that your kid may enjoy just as much!
Strawberries, peaches and grapes are healthy, kid-approved additions to any diet. But are they all safe?
Trichotillomania, or hair-pulling disorder, is a compulsive urge to pull out one's own hair. Learn how to help your child deal with trichotillomania.
Reading too much? It doesn't sound like a problem parents worry about, but reading too much causes eye strain and vision problems, even for kids.
Playground safety has some alarming stats. Learn the three guidelines to avoiding child injuries on playground sets.
Does your child have a rock star pediatrician, or a doctor who isn't cutting it? Find out if it's time to kick her to the curb ... and how to do it.
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