Children’s Health

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How Genetics Affect Head Size and Brain Development in Autism

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder, Cowden Syndrome, PTEN

A study related to children with autism, large head size and a genetic mutation sheds light on brain development — and offers a road map for future therapy and research.


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What to Do When Your Potty-trained Child Suddenly Isn’t

Tags: growing pains of parenting, parenting, potty training series

Not so sure what to do when your 3-year-old starts having accidents again? Don't reach for those pull-ups again just yet. Cleveland Clinic Children's pediatrician Deb Lonzer, MD, explains what bumps in the road to expect and what to do when they hit.


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Are You a Good Sports Parent? These 5 Tips Can Help You

Tags: growing pains of parenting, parenting, sports, youth sports

Wherever you are on your path as a sports parent, it’s good to stop and examine your approach to their activity. Do you pay enough attention? Are you pushing your child a little too hard? Read these tips on how you can improve.


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7 Best Ways to Avoid Spoiling Your Kids with Holiday Sweets

Tags: childhood nutrition, growing pains of parenting, holiday season, holidays, parenting

Use these tips so you don’t overindulge your kids with sweets this holiday season. Learn how to give them the gift of moderation.


The Pros and Cons of Flame-retardant Pjs

Can Wearing Fire-Retardant Pajamas Affect Your Child’s Health?

Tags: chemicals, clothing, growing pains of parenting, holidays

While the fire retardant chemicals used in kids’ pajamas may protect them, they may also cause harm to them. Read what a pediatrician has to say about these chemicals.


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5 Tips to Help You Choose and Give Safe Holiday Toys

Tags: Be Well e-News, children’s health, holiday season, safety, toy safety

If you're buying toys for youngsters this holiday season, don’t forget to make sure that your gifts are age-appropriate and safe. Here's expert advice on making wise choices.


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If Your Child Has Autism, Perception Matters

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder, behavioral therapy

A joke, a laugh, subtle body language — understanding these social cues doesn’t come easily for people with autism.


Halloween Horrors and Scary Candy Calories (Infographic)

Halloween Horrors and Scary Candy Calories (Infographic)

Tags: candy, children, diet and nutrition, fall, Halloween, halloween safety, obese children, sugar

Want to get a real scare this Halloween? Based on a rough estimate, even a modest stash of candy could contain more than 1,200 calories, 175 grams of sugar and 32 grams of fat. That’s the recipe for an epic sugar rush and a whopper of a stomach ache.


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Top Hygiene Tips for Your Tween

Tags: germs, growing pains of parenting, hygiene, parenting, puberty

What should you do when your fifth grader asks you if she can start wearing deodorant? Find out what Cleveland Clinic Children's experts recommend for both body odor and shaving in tweens.


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Healthy Day Care, Halloween Safety Tips, Oatmeal and Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Tags: Be Well e-News, enews, growing pains of parenting

Cleveland Clinic Children's Be Well eNews gives you the latest information for you and your family’s health. Enjoy healthy recipes and essential health news, and download free health guides from Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital and other experts.