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Is Your Child Ready for a Sleepover? 6 Steps to Avoid Anxiety

Tags: anxiety, growing pains of parenting, separation anxiety, sleep, sleep disorders

Parents can take simple steps to soothe a young child’s fears and anxieties over sleeping at a friend’s house for the first time.


9 Smart Biking Tips for Your Kids (Infographic)

9 Smart Biking Tips for Your Kids (Infographic)

Tags: bike safety, growing pains of parenting, helmet, helmet safety, parenting, summer safety

A bike is a kid’s first vehicle. Be sure your children know these nine smart biking tips before zipping down the driveway.


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Surprising Dangers of Trampolines for Kids

Tags: broken bone, Concussions, growing pains of parenting, spine, study, youth sports

Trampolines are popular among kids and adults – but they're dangerous. Our expert gives his take on the best way to avoid injury.


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Heart Disorder May No Longer Keep Kids Out of Sports

Tags: arrhythmias, growing pains of parenting, heart rhythm, long qt syndrome, sports, sports cardiology, study, youth sports

A new study finds playing competitive, organized sports may be safe for some children with rare heart rhythm disorder.


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Pediatric Emergency? The Best Place for Your Little Patient

Tags: emergency, emergency care, growing pains of parenting, pediatrician, pediatrics

Find out why a trip to a pediatric emergency room can be the best choice when your child suffers severe illness or injury.


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Obese Children Have Greater Risk for Adult Heart Disease

Tags: health screenings, healthy weight, heart disease, obese children, overweight

For many people, obesity starts developing in early childhood, when good dietary and exercise habits are neglected. It's important for parents to know there's long-term danger in their children being overweight or obese.


The Surprising Benefits of Reading With Your Kids

The Surprising Benefits of Reading With Your Kids (Infographic)

Tags: brain health, children, infographic, speech

What’s your child’s favorite book? What’s yours? Reading with your kids can help them in surprising ways -- beyond learning language. Find out all the ways books can open your child's mind.


Unhappy Child Sitting On Floor In Corner At Home

Emotional Trauma’s Surprising Effect on Children

Tags: brain health, concussion, depression, growing pains of parenting, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), study, veterans

A blow to your young child's psyche can have the same effect as a physical blow to the head. A new study finds that emotional trauma at a very young age may cause changes to the brain that are similar to a concussion.


Does Your Child Want to Wear Makeup?

Does Your Child Want to Wear Makeup? 5 Things You Should Know

Tags: growing pains of parenting, parenting, skin care

It’s time to talk about makeup as soon as your child expresses interest (usually in middle school). Here are five tips every parent should know.


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Plant-Based, Lower-Fat Diet May Benefit Kids Most

Tags: A transplant story with heart starts here, blood pressure, cholesterol, healthy diet, heart disease, study, vegan

Researchers have long been telling us that a heart-healthy diet can benefit children as well as adults. A new study shows that these health gains could occur as quickly as in a month.