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Parenting : Children's Health : Advice for Parents


    • Anger Management: Strategies for Parents and Grandparents

      Anger management helps you deal with your child or grandchild in a kind and constructive way. It also sets a good example of how to handle challenging situations and work out conflicts.

    • Cross-Cultural Adoptions Raise Sensitive Issues

      As the parent of an adopted biracial/bicultural child, it's important to acknowledge that your child is different. The goal is to help your child feel a sense of pride about his or her culture and race so it becomes a positive part of his or her identity.

    • Disciplining Your Child at Any Age

      Each child is different, but most children need to be given clear rules about behavior.

    • Do Parents Influence Their Kids’ Health Behaviors?

      Parents who take their child to the doctor frequently, let their child stay home from school, or pamper them with special attention when they are sick tend to produce kids who, as adults, go to the doctor frequently, stay home from work, and take longer to recover from illness.

    • Help Your Children Chill Out

      Kids must cope with all the issues, such as violence or global warming, that stress out adults. But they must also handle stresses added by their parents and the media.

    • How to Juggle Demands at Work and Home

      Juggling the demands of work and home can be quite stressful. For your health and well-being, it is important to find a good balance between work and home responsibilities

    • How to Say No to Preteens

      As children grow older, risks get more complex and restrictions harder to enforce.

    • In a Nutshell: Understanding Peanut Allergies

      If your child is allergic to peanuts, here's what you need to know.

    • Job Safety Critical for Teens

      Farming seems to be the most dangerous job. Teens also get hurt in restaurants, supermarkets, retail stores, and other places where they find after-school and summer work.

    • Keeping Your Cool When Parenting Teens

      As difficult as it is being a teenager, being a parent of one is even harder.

    • Parents-to-Be Must Communicate

      few mothers- and fathers-to-be receive training for the much more challenging and long-term tasks: becoming good parents and remaining close and loving partners in the face of new stresses and strains as their family grows.

    • Preventing Impaired Driving in Your Teen

      Alcohol isn’t just illegal for teenagers to consume—it can be deadly if they drink and drive. In fact, drunk driving is one of the most frequent causes of death among teens.

    • Put Peer Pressure in Its Place

      During the teen years, peer pressure can be very strong. It can push kids to do things that they don't really want to do. This pressure can come from friends or other kids at school. But parents can counter it, if they're ready to help.

    • Teach Your Children Safety, Awareness

      You want to keep your children safe, yet not make them virtual prisoners in their own home.

    • Tips to Keep Your Anger Under Control

      While getting angry from time to time is inevitable, the way you express it isn't. Control your anger in a way that's better for both you and the people around you.

    • We Can Head Off Teen Tragedies

      Preventing teen turmoil starts at birth. Parents set examples in the way they interact, express anger, and treat substance abuse.

    • When Kids Want to Buy, Buy, Buy

      Don't argue about cost. Do talk with your children about money management and media messages.

    • Why Parents Shouldn’t Use Food as Reward or Punishment

      Giving sweets, chips, or soda as a reward often leads to children’s overeating foods that are high in sugar, fat, and empty calories. Worse, it interferes with kids’ natural ability to regulate their eating, and it encourages them to eat when they’re not hungry to reward themselves.

    • Working Mom? Aim for Less Stress

      In the United States, 78 percent of all mothers with kids ages 6 to 17 work in paid jobs. Most—including married working moms—also are responsible for child care and housework.