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What's So Bad about 100 Percent Juice?
Kids who drink lots of fruit juice are getting more sugar than their bodies can easily handle and gaining weight. How much is too much?
Don't Be Foolish, E-Scooter Riders
As electric scooters have become more common, so have the number of injuries related to them. Wear a helmet; follow the rules of the road.
Screen Time Can Interfere with Sensory Processing
For little kids, time in front of the TV raises the risk they will become overly- or under-sensitized to sensory stimulation. Set limits.
For Teens, More Screen Time = Less Sleep Time
Texting, using social media, and other screen pursuits late at night make it harder for teens to get to sleep. Parents need a plan.
Parents' New Year's Resolutions
Both moms and dads cite patience as the #1 area where they hope to improve. Cell phone use was also a factor. Kids had goals, too.
What Parents Often Miss about Play
Play is not the opposite of work, and not all play is the same. Guided play, more than free play, can help kids learn and reach a goal.
Teens' Bone Density Shows Exposure to “Forever Chemicals”
PFAS are endocrine disruptors that have been linked to bone loss in men. Now one type has been connected to bone loss in teens.
When researchers reviewed the details of school shootings, they saw clearly how most kids get their guns and what can be done to stop them.
Parents' Online Information-Gathering Can Lead to Oversharing
Parents head online for information on tantrums, breastfeeding and sleep. But how good is the information they find? And what about privacy?
Should Parents Give Kids Melatonin Supplements?
Parents are giving their kids melatonin gummies to help them sleep. But these unregulated supplements won't fix underlying sleep issues.
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