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Child Health News as well as parenting articles and tips provide guidelines on how to keep your child fit and healthy as well as how to handle issues such as sleep, weight management and common childhood illnesses. Safety tips for parents of kids and teens are available including updates on product recalls.

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Good Nutrition For Kids & Teens

Good Nutrition For Kids & Teens

Information on nutrition & proper diet for children and teenagers. Provides parents with latest research & thinking on nutrition, meal planning, junk food, weight management and eating disorders.
5 Parenting Tips To Help Your Child Get More Exercise

5 Parenting Tips To Help Your Child Get More Exercise

"Are your children getting enough exercise? Here are 5 fun parenting tips to get more exercise into your children's daily routine.
Diseases & Conditions

Diseases & Conditions

Alphabetical list of articles on our site covering common diseases and conditions of childhood and adolescence. Abdominal Pain in Children Acne in Adolescents Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally Adolescent Pregnancy...
Child & Teen Dental Information

Child & Teen Dental Information

Steps to good dental health include: Regular care by a dental professional. Getting enough fluoride. Regular brushing and flossing. Eating right. Read more about having healthy teeth [Click Here] Infants and Children: The first...
Child &Teen Safety Issues

Child &Teen Safety Issues

Information on a wide range of safety issues related to toddlers, kids and teens.

Latest Blog Posts on Child & Teen Health Issues

  • Add subheading (19)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 […]

  • 4 Reasons (2)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 […]

  • Football brain damage- (1)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 […]

  • High Food Insecurity BlogHigh 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) […]

  • OCD BlogWhat 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 […]

  • 5 tips (4)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 […]

  • 3 (2)3 Wholesome Snack Ideas Your Preschooler Will Love

    Every preschooler looks forward to snack time! While the convenience of packaged, processed snack foods is tempting, these junk food choices are generally loaded with empty calories. To boost your child’s energy level in between meals and to encourage healthy eating habits from a young age, try out some of these fun, homemade treats. 1. […]

  • 3 eas (1)3 Easy Snacks to Encourage Children to Eat Their Vegetables

    As youngsters, many of us were admonished to sit up straight at the dinner table, put our napkins in our laps, and not play with our food. However, in this day and age, playing with food may be a good way to encourage children to eat the vegetables they used to push to the sides […]

  • 5 ways eating well (4)5 Ways Eating Well Can Boost Your Baby's Brain Development

      The future may be hard to predict, but one thing is certain – intelligence and quick thinking will always give your child an advantage. If you want your child to succeed in school, college and work, many factors are involved, but there is one thing that any mother can control: what she eats during […]

  • 6 Tips to Ensure Your Child Is Eating a Healthy Breakfast Blog6 Tips to Ensure Your Child Eats a Healthy Breakfast

      I’I’m sure we’ve all heard at one time or another that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I’m sure my mom said that to me a few times. The problem is that in today’s busy world most of us run out the door with a breakfast bar and that’s about it. […]

  • Tips for Organizing a Stress-Free Children's Birthday PartyTips for Organizing a Stress-Free Children's Birthday Party

    Children count the days until their birthday and love to celebrate by inviting their friends to a party. However, organizing a children’s birthday party can be stressful. Here are some tips to help make it as stress-free as possible. Fix a Budget You might already have an idea of how much you want to spend […]

  • Smart Eating- 6 Brain-Boosting After-School Snacks for KidsSmart Eating: 6 Brain-Boosting After-School Snacks for Kids

    You know from your own experience that the mid-afternoon “crash” in energy and attentiveness is a real thing, and it’s no different for your kids. The moment hits just as kids get home from school and need to tackle homework. Just like you, kids feel the call of sugary snacks at this time of day, […]

  • 3 Things (1)3 Things to Do on Your Family Staycation

    The economy may finally be on the road to recovery, but a lot of people are still feeling the squeeze. Sadly, one of the first things that gets dropped from a family budget is vacations. This is understandable, as they tend to be expensive and short-term. But it is also unfortunate because they are some […]

  • High Food Insecurity BlogHigh 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) […]

  • null (4)How to Help Your Child Be an Entrepreneur

    All parents want to give their children every advantage possible to live a fulfilling and independent adult life. However, many children arrive to young adulthood somewhat clueless in terms of livelihood. These young adults typically have to move back home until they can figure out how to make a living. Today’s educational system teaches kids how to […]

  • Financial Skills Your Child Needs Before (1)Financial Skills Your Child Needs Before Heading Off to College

    A child leaving for college is a difficult experience. After all, you watched your child enter the world, you held his hand as he took his first steps, and you listened anxiously as he spoke his first words. It’s normal and natural to have mixed feelings about your child going off to school. One of […]

  • 5 Things Your Teen Should Do This Summer5 Things Your Teen Should Do This Summer

    The teen years are filled with questions: What do I want to do with my life? Who will I be? How can I get there? As parents you can help steer your teen toward their destiny, and the summer months are prime time for testing the waters. Here are some ways to help your kids […]

  • Untitled design (40)How to Make Your Life Easier with Meal Plans

      If you’re searching for ways to save money and time in the kitchen but still create nutritious meals each day, starting with a menu plan for weekly meals can help immensely. Why are meal plans awesome for busy families and hectic schedules? 1. A menu plan begets a focused grocery shopping list. How many times […]

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