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Active Gaming May Help Your Child Lose Weight

Tags: childhood obesity, electronics, obesity, overweight, parenting, video games

A recent study found that playing active video games, as part of a weight-management program, encourages overweight children to get more active and may help them to lose more weight.

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How to Better Handle Your Teen’s Spring Break

Tags: alcohol, drugs, growing pains of parenting, parenting, spring break

For parents of young adults, spring break can be a time of worrying about their children's safety. Here's advice for parents to ensure their teens make the right decisions during spring break vacation.

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Does Your Phone Come Between You and Your Kids?

Tags: electronics, growing pains of parenting, parenting, smartphones

A new study finds adults pay more attention to their smart phone than their children during outings. And adults tend to react harshly – and in some cases, physically – to the children who interrupt their screen time.

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Best Tips for Dealing With Your Stubborn Tween

Tags: growing pains of parenting, parenting, tweens

Your son or daughter is no longer a child, but not yet a teen. This transitional time can lead to stubbornness, drama and otherwise confusing conduct. Dr. Ellen Rome explains why tweens may exhibit these behaviors and offers practical solutions.

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Flu Shot for Babies, Boomers and Beyond (Infographic)

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If you haven't gotten a flu shot, it's not too late. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), flu season typically peaks in January or February (though flu activity can last as long as late May).

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New Flu Vaccines Available for Kids

Tags: flu, flu season, flu vaccine, parenting, vaccines

Pediatrician Emma Raizman, MD, talks about two new and improved flu vaccines, and why there’s no time like the present for the kids to get their shots (or sprays).

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Study: Most Breast Milk Sold Online Contaminated

Tags: breast milk, parenting, pregnancy

If you’re tempted to buy breast milk for your baby over the Internet, beware. A study shows most of the milk sold online may contain bacteria that could make your baby sick.

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When and How: Switching Your Baby to Solid Foods

Tags: baby, baby food, growing pains of parenting, parenting

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends switching babies to solid foods at 6 months. Pediatrician Deb Lonzer, MD, has a few tips to help make that transition work.

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Young Children and Biting

Tags: behavior, child biting, growing pains of parenting, parenting, teeth

When your toddler bites, act quickly and calmly. An expert explains why children can bite and what to do about it.

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Managing Video Game and TV Time for Children

Tags: children's health, parenting, pediatrics, tv, video games

Learn how to manage your children’s time with video games, TV and the computer — and make sure media doesn’t take over.