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"Use Your Words!"
Kids who learn to put their feelings into words can calm themselves and get along better with peers. Parents can help develop this skill.
to Feed a Fever
Parents are often too quick to give medications to lower a fever and make a child more comfortable. This can actually slow their recovery.
Teen Happiness Helps the Heart
Feeling loved and optimistic in adolescence can set the stage for better heart and metabolic health in one's 20s and 30s.
Get the Most Out of Kids' Doctor Visits
Going to the doctor's is no one's idea of a good time, but that's why you should make the most of it. Come prepared and prepare your child.
School-Based Gardens Improve Kids' Diets
When kids learn to grow foods at school, they tend to eat better. They're also less likely to develop diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Helping Kids Work It Out
Depression is not uncommon among kids and teens. Therapy can help, but so does exercise. Here's what seemed to benefit kids most.
Hooked on Video
Time on YouTube and video games can become all-consuming and lead to obsessive-compulsive behavior. Some kids may be especially vulnerable.
Many infants develop atopic dermatitis, better known as eczema. A dermatologist suggests ways caregivers can manage the condition.
State Welfare Policies & Foster Care
States that make it difficult for families to receive full welfare benefits have more children in foster care and higher rates of neglect.
The Cannabis-Alcohol Connection
When recreational cannabis becomes legal, it appears to be accompanied by a rise in alcohol use, particularly among young men.
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