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Childhood Obesity

Obesity is children continues to increase. The following infographic illustrates the magnitude of the problem, the long-term health impact and things you can do to prevent obesity in children. by Wheels For...

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Conflict Resolution for Pre-Schoolers

Children have conflicts, and one of the important tasks of childhood is learning how to manage conflict successfully.  Ideally, education in conflict resolution begins at the preschool age or even earlier.  With appropriate help from parents, even pre-verbal children...

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Traveling with Children

Traveling with small children is not an activity for the faint of heart, the disorganized, or those who are short on patience. It takes courage, planning, and patience to travel with children safely and even pleasantly. First, it is wise to recognize the fact that...

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Warm Weather Safety Tips for Children

Ah, summer! That is a word that every kid knows and loves. Warm weather means outdoor fun — swimming, baseball, riding bikes, and jumping on trampolines. Summer, from a kid's point of view, ranks right up there with Christmas — and it lasts longer! You get the...

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How to Choose & Use Suncreen

With all the sunscreens available these days (organic or mineral? water-resistant or sweat-resistant? lotion or spray?), choosing the right one for your kids can be tricky. But what matters most when picking a sunscreen is how well it protects skin from UV rays. Learn...

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SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

Approximately 3,500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep-related deaths, including SIDS – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, ill-defined deaths, and accidental suffocation and strangulation.  In 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new...

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Healthy Living

This widget provides users with a quick and easy way to see state data related to cholesterol, diabetes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, nutrition, obesity, physical activity, stroke, and tobacco use.

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Zika Virus

Zika is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. It can also be spread by a man to his male or female sex partners during sex. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash,...

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Toy for Your Child’s Age

Choosing the right toy for your child’s age is not just a matter of selecting a toy that will engage, entertain and educate them, it is also a matter of safety. If you’ve browsed the aisles of any toy store lately, you probably know that selecting the right toy can be...

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Potty Training Tools & Tips

Using a visual chart to record each time your child uses the potty is a great way to reinforce a child’s potty training progress.  Allow your child to place a mark or sticker on the chart after each successful visit to the bathroom. Click each image to download a free...

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A Child’s Love of Learning Begins with Reading

Reading aloud may be the single most important activity parents do with their child. That is because a child who is read to is more likely to enjoy reading and will want to learn to read. Once a child becomes passionate about reading, he or she will have the...

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Four Parenting Styles

Every grandmother and grandfather will tell you hilarious stories of their children when they were first born. Moreover, for every funny and touching story they have, they will be able to tell you another for every hardship they encountered. Parenting is something...

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Infant Milestones

Your baby’s ability to smile, crawl or take the first step are called developmental milestones.  During your baby’s first year, there are some developmental milestones that your son or daughter should exhibit.  As a parent, you can play a key role in your child’s...

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Summertime Safety for Babies

Every new parent enters their first summer season with a certain amount of reservation.  With so many things to be wary of, combined with the natural anxiety of being a new parent, it can be challenging to be confident about one's capabilities.  As any parent will...

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What To Do About A Toddler Biting And Kicking

While it can be embarrassing, frustrating, and sometimes frightening, for the most part, this type of behavior by toddlers is a normal phase that they all pass through. It is a part of their growth and development and usually results from frustration at not being able...

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Increasing Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Many people have a strong opinion on the importance of self-esteem in children.  Some people think too much emphasis is placed on self-esteem today. However, most believe strongly that self-esteem development is crucial in children. The truth is that both opinions are...

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Childhood Obesity on the Rise

Obesity in children has doubled for children between the ages of two and five since the 1970s. Alarming is an understatement; this is traumatic. Toddlers should not be overweight and according to a recent article, nearly half of America’s children will be obese by the...

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Toy for Your Child’s Age

Choosing the right toy for your child’s age is not just a matter of selecting a toy that will engage, entertain and educate them, it is also a matter of safety. If you’ve browsed the aisles of any toy store lately, you probably know that selecting the right toy can be...

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