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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

  • 5 Foods That Negatively Affect Your Child's Mood_mini5 Foods That Negatively Affect Your Child’s Mood

    Parents intuitively know that food can impact their child’s behavior and mood. We know that sweets, for example, can cause bouts of hyperactivity. But mood-altering food isn’t limited to sugar – there are other culprits in the snacks and meals that we feed our little ones. The following five foods are the most common contributors to […]

  • 10 Tips to Teach Kids to Love Exercise10 Tips to Teach Kids to Love Exercise

    It seems every day there’s a news story about how children are getting fatter. Too much time spent watching TV or playing computer games, a fast-food diet, and too little time enjoying the outdoors are the prime culprits. But kids love exercise; you have to get them up and at it in the right way. […]

  • How Gadgets and digital screens are harming your childHow Gadgets and Digital Screens Are Harming Your Child

    The amount of time children spend watching digital screens is worrying. Children don’t seem to get tired of watching TV or playing with the iPad. This obsession with gadgets is a matter of concern, but the immediate worry is about its adverse impact on their vision. Why gadgets and kids don’t mix well Kids use […]

  • How to Keep Your Child Active During Summer BreakHow 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 […]

  • Summer Sun Safety (4)Summer Sun Safety for Kids

    With all the information out there telling us how bad the sun is, it is a wonder anyone goes outside these days. But staying indoors does not have to be the answer. Taking precautions and protecting your skin from dangerous ultraviolet rays may take extra planning, but it will also let you enjoy your summer […]

  • How Early Is Too Early for a Dental Exam- (3)How Early Is Too Early for a Dental Exam?

    Most children in the United States don’t go for their first dental visit until sometime after their second birthday. The average age for a first visit is around two and a half years old.  Many people see early dental appointments as a waste of time and money since the child has very few teeth at this […]

  • 5 Foods That Negatively Affect Your Child's Mood_mini5 Foods That Negatively Affect Your Child’s Mood

    Parents intuitively know that food can impact their child’s behavior and mood. We know that sweets, for example, can cause bouts of hyperactivity. But mood-altering food isn’t limited to sugar – there are other culprits in the snacks and meals that we feed our little ones. The following five foods are the most common contributors to […]

  • 6 Sneaky Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier_mini6 Sneaky Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier

      by beconrad Getting kids to eat healthy can be an exercise in frustration and the source of much family discord. Many kids are picky eaters to begin with and simply plopping them down in front of a plate of broccoli is unlikely to turn them into vegetable fans. If you want your kids to […]

  • Why Back-to-School Nutrition Is ImportantWhy Back-to-School Nutrition Is Important

    Nutrition is one of the single most important factors when it comes to a child’s development. Proper nutrition is essential for children to succeed in school. By feeding your children a proper diet, you are helping them to be able to function properly in school in addition to fostering their growing mind and bodies. A […]

  • How to Keep Your Child Active During Summer BreakHow 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 […]

  • How to Introduce New Foods to Your Kids (5)How to Introduce New Foods to Your Kids

    During the school year, everything seems so harried, from school lunches to after-school activities. Conversely, there is something about summer that resonates a laid-back, peaceful feeling. Why not carry that easygoing feeling into your summer cooking as well? Barbecues and summer recipes as well as summer beverages just get more and more creative as the […]

  • 10 Quick and Easy (1)10 Quick and Easy Toddler Snacks

    Fruits and vegetables are ideal snacks for little ones. They’re packed with vitamins and antioxidants, and also contain useful amounts of minerals and trace elements. They also tend to be low in calories, protein and fat, which are all key components to support your toddler’s growth and development. Fruits and vegetables should feature at all […]

  • How-to-Avoid-Post-Holiday-Debt_miniHow to Avoid Post-Holiday Debt This Year

    The holiday season can be a wonderful time of year. Chances are it’s a special time for your family where you spend time together, share some great meals and even exchange gifts. Unfortunately, for many families, the holiday season can also be a very expensive time of year. Whether you have small children, teenagers or […]

  • 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 […]

  • Tips for Keeping (3)Tips for Keeping Teens Busy 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 […]

  • 6 Ways to Teach Kids (1)6 Ways to Teach Kids the Value of Money

    Money is an essential part of life, and it’s never too early to teach your children its value  and the importance of saving, so they will be equipped to spend sensibly when they grow up. Learning the principles of responsible handling of money should give them many opportunities for advancement when they are older, which […]

  • 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) […]

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