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How to Spot Injuries in Young Kids

Young children often cannot communicate when they have been hurt, but there are physical cues parents can look for in their children.  Here are some common types of injuries and signs that a child may need emergency medical care. Head injuries Parents should seek medical attention immediately if a child seems much more cranky than […]

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4 Reasons to Keep Your Daughter Out of Children’s Beauty Pageants

If you’ve ever watched Toddlers & Tiaras on The Learning Channel, you’ve probably seen some the horrendous behavior displayed by parents and children in the world of children’s pageants. If you think the antics of these parents and kids who frequent the pageant arena is a rarity, however, think again. In general, child pageants bring […]

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Football Brain Damage: Should Parents Worry?

With recent stories in the news about ex-football players succumbing to dementia and suicide, brain damage from playing football over a period of years has come into the public eye. For years, the NFL denied that players were sustaining brain injuries from the game, but autopsies on the brains of a number of players clearly […]

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High Food Insecurity for Children with Special Healthcare Needs

A new study conducted by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) has found that low-income families with children that have special healthcare needs have a high likelihood of food insecurity. This is the case even when they receive aid such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or take part in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) […]

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What Parents Need to Know About OCD in Children

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that causes severe discomfort for sufferers. Persistent, unwanted images, thoughts and images take over, causing a considerable amount of distress. OCD currently affects some three million people in the United States (around 0.3 to 1% of children and 2% of adults). The average of onset of OCD is […]

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5 Tips for Protecting Your Child from Becoming Obese

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), rates of childhood obesity have increased considerably in the past few decades. In 1980, only 7 percent of children aged 6 to 11 were obese. By 2012, this number had jumped to 18 percent. These numbers are disheartening, as the CDC says being obese increases a […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Be More Physically Active

According to a June 2015 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 17 percent of children in the U.S. are obese. The CDC recommends that children engage in an hour of physical activity per day to fight against obesity and to maintain good health, but according to 2013 data, only 27 percent of […]

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Reducing Screen Time May Improve Kids’ Behavior & Focus – A Book Review

According to a new book, Reset Your Child’s Brain – A Four-Week Plan To End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing The Effects of Electronic Screen Time by child psychiatrist, Victoria Dunckley, M.D., excessive screen time can lead to impaired brain function and interfere with a child’s development. Dr. Dunckley reviews the […]

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Discussing Sex with Your Teenage Son

Though talking about sex with your children can be awkward, don’t avoid it. Even if your teenager already knows about sex, you still need to start a dialogue about it. The media portrays sex in skewed and damaging ways, which you need to discuss with your teenage son. “The talk” isn’t as simple as it used […]

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