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Child-Teen Health

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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.

Featured Child – Teen Health Articles

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

  • How to (2)How to Keep Your Child Active During Summer Break

    Remember when you were a kid dreaming of summer days spent hiking, fishing, and playing outdoors? Childhood looks a lot different today than it did 30 years ago. Today it is a rarity to see children and teens without their heads buried in their phones, iPods, and video games. With the increasing reliance on technology […]

  • How to Prepare Your Child for the PediatricianHow to Prepare Your Child for the Pediatrician

    A trip to the doctor can be traumatic for young children. Adults often forget just how frightening sitting in a medical office can be, and parents may not realize the stress their children go through. It’s important for parents to prepare their children before each trip to the pediatrician. Whether the visit is to treat […]

  • why early intervention programs benefitWhy Early Intervention Programs Benefit Kids with Developmental Delays

    Parents often have a vision of how the first few years of their child’s life will go – filled with the traditional milestones of rolling over, walking, and saying their first word. But what happens when things don’t go as planned? You may have received a diagnosis in utero or soon after birth that your […]

  • 2 Activities that Will Help Fit to Homepage2 Activities That Will Help Wire Your Child’s Brain For Learning

    Some of the collateral damage in the wake of the No Child Left Behind law is the decrease in two areas of instruction, physical education and music. These two areas of study are not represented on nationally mandated exams, thus expending time and energy on them takes teaching time away from the subjects that children […]

  • How Exercise Can Improve Academic Performance in Kids with ADDADHD 715How Exercise Can Improve Academic Performance in Kids with ADHD/ADD

    A recent research study published in the January issue of The Journal of Abnormal Psychology found that 20 minutes of exercise before the start of school improves task completion and learning during class time. Ideally, schools will start to implement this for all children but for now parents can encourage their child to engage is […]

  • 6 Things to Consider When Monitoring Your Family's Screen Time6 Things to Consider When Monitoring Your Family's Screen Time

      Kids today spend much of their time in front of a screen, be it a TV, computer, smartphone, or iPad.  Technology has many positive uses and can provide helpful information, but like anything else there needs to be a balance in how much time is spent using electronics. Here are six things to consider when monitoring […]

  • How to (2)How to Keep Your Child Active During Summer Break

    Remember when you were a kid dreaming of summer days spent hiking, fishing, and playing outdoors? Childhood looks a lot different today than it did 30 years ago. Today it is a rarity to see children and teens without their heads buried in their phones, iPods, and video games. With the increasing reliance on technology […]

  • 10 Ways (1)10 Ways to Encourage Smart Snacking

    Raising kids with healthy eating habits is getting more difficult by the day. We live in a preprocessed and prepackaged world, and getting kids to choose healthy snacks can be a real challenge. If your kids would rather hit the fast food drive-through than grab a healthy snack, you might want to take some time […]

  • How to Change Your Child's Eating Environment 484x252How to Change Your Teenager's Eating Environment

    Getting your teen to eat healthier isn’t a simple task, particularly if this is the first time that you’re attempting to incorporate better food choices into your child’s diet. Nonetheless, it is a worthy challenge that you’ll appreciate tackling once you achieve some measure of success. As your child begins to eat more healthily, her […]

  • Why Your Family Should Eat Together 2 Critical ReasonsWhy Your Family Should Eat Together: 2 Critical Reasons

      Many families have gotten away from the tradition of sitting down together for breakfast in the morning, lunch at midday, and dinner every night. It’s easy to see why if you look at all of the events and errands that take place on any given day. Kids have after-school activities, dental appointments, and doctor […]

  • 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 […]

  • why you should give your teenager food (2)Why You Should Give Your Teenager Food Independence

    Adolescence is difficult. Older children and young adults are appropriately battling to find out who they are and where they fit in. They want to make choices on their own, but at the same time they’re not always ready to handle the responsibilities that go along with those choices. As might be expected, younger teens […]

  • 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 […]

  • shutterstock_4677985_miniKeeping Teens Out of Trouble Over Summer Break

    If you have a teen or teens and summertime is just around the corner, you are probably feeling a bit anxious about what they will do with their time. During the school year, you have much of the day accounted for as your child is in school. In contrast, during the summer, a teen with […]

  • How Chore Charts Teach Kids Survival Skills Featured ImageHow Chore Charts Teach Kids Survival Skills

    It can be very frustrating to ask your child over and over again to complete their chores without them ever getting done. If this describes your house to a T, consider designing a chore chart. Chores might include taking out the garbage, doing the dishes, cleaning their room, helping with the preparation of family meals, […]

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