Child-Teen Health

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

  • 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 Ways to Get Your Teen to Stop Drinking (3)5 Ways to Get Your Teen to Stop Drinking Energy Drinks

    Are you concerned that your teenage son or daughter is drinking too many energy drinks? Between 30% and 50% of young adults say that they regularly consume these high-caffeine, high-sugar beverages. With health effects of energy drinks ranging from heart palpitations to dental decay, parents need sensible strategies to help their teens cut back. Help […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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) […]

  • 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 […]

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