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5 Ways Parents of Preschoolers Can Raise a Body-Positive Kid

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.28.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Here are five ways to immunize your kids against poor body image, with conversation starters, media picks and resources to support your discussions.

3 Books to Help Kids Feel Good About Themselves and Their Bodies

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

We all want to find entertaining reads for our kids and tweens, but unfortunately, even some of the best stories reinforce body and gender stereotypes.

And The Healthiest Place For Children In The U.S. Is...

US News & World Report | Angela Haupt | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents

At 10 a.m. on any given morning, the kids at low-income San Francisco schools are starting to fidget. Their teachers report they’re having trouble c...

New York City Businesses Do the Right (Green) Thing

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.05.2014 | New York
Marcia G. Yerman

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the challenges facing the environment. However, it's crucial to remember that we can all have an impact as individuals...

Lice in the spotlight

Kate Solomon | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Kate Solomon

As camp season arrives, we can't tell our children not to play next to each other or bunk together. That is what camp is about. But we can certainly acknowledge that lice strikes anyone, and we can be on the lookout for the signs of lice

U.S. Kids Fail At Physical Activity

Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents

By: By Christopher Wanjek, Columnist Published: 05/03/2014 03:58 AM EDT on LiveScience U.S. children get a big, fat 'F' on physical activity, a ...

Sun Safety and Education Needed In Schools

Kate Solomon | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Kate Solomon

My 5-year-old has what we like to call "sensitive skin." It's lily-white, soft, and so translucent, it nearly glows. She has a scar on her forehead that needs extra care. And after 15 minutes of recess without sunscreen, she's as red as lobster.

Dear Parents, You Are Being Lied To

Jennifer Raff | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Raff

You owe it to your children, and to yourself, to thoroughly investigate the issue. Don't rely on what some stranger on the internet says (not even me!). Read the scientific studies that I linked to in this post for yourself, and talk to your pediatricians.

Dirty Kids: How Germs Can Be Your Child's Best Friend

Ben Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

To understand why I'm not too concerned about germs, and why you shouldn't be either, you need to grasp a concept called the "hygiene hypothesis," along with two other important hypotheses.

The Benefit Of Kids Having Family Routines

Posted 03.13.2014 | Parents

BY ALLISON BOND NEW YORK Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:42pm EDT (Reuters Health) - Preschoolers who sing, tell stories and eat dinner with their families...

8 Natural Remedies to Soothe Kids' Colds

KnowMore TV | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
KnowMore TV

Colds are not usually serious, but they can make your children miserable, and as a parent, all you want to do is help them feel better -- and maybe help everyone get a decent night's sleep. Here are steps you can take to help your child feel a little less miserable:

What Can Eminem Teach Us About Worry And Fear?

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

My goal for 2014 -- I will join Eminem in putting my experiences and thoughts out there so people can learn they are not alone in feeling worried and scared.

My Son's Junk-Free Birthday Party

Caron Gremont | Posted 02.15.2014 | Parents
Caron Gremont

There were no goody bags full of candy and Hershey kisses. No bowls of M&Ms or jelly beans. No chips or pizza. There weren't even juice boxes. Instead, there was a room full of smiling and laughing 2- and 3-year old children, with their parents.

Study Shows Major Surge In High Chair-Related Injuries

Posted 12.09.2013 | Parents

By: Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 12/09/2013 08:13 AM EST on LiveScience Every year, about 9,400 young children in the U.S. are injured...

New Soda Tax Makes Mexico a Leading Guardian of Public Health

Larry Cohen | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Larry Cohen

Other countries understand the toll that rising rates of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions are having on the health of their people and on national medical costs.

Antibacterial Products: More Harm Than Good

Kristin Wartman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Wartman

Make it a priority to avoid all antibacterial products -- including that antibacterial soap you thought would keep you and your kids from getting the flu. Good old fashioned soap and water works just fine.

Lessons From a Box of Goldfish (Even the Whole Grain Kind)

Caron Gremont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Caron Gremont

We are raising a generation of children who can use their parents' iPhones but not peel a carrot. And who prefer to quickly squeeze applesauce into their mouths through a pouch versus actually biting into and chewing a crisp apple. Food, which should activate and excite all of the senses, has become as flat and one dimensional as a pretzel.

It's OK to Talk to Your Daughter (and Son) About Weight

Lauren Slayton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Slayton

None of this is easy. We can dumb it down all we want but kids are smart. They live in the same world we do. As parents or teachers or mentors, let's guide them with honesty and information rather than glossing it all over.

Helping the Next Generation Become a Healthy One

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Just like attitudes and laws surrounding tobacco products evolved over decades, so will campaigns aimed at reversing the childhood obesity epidemic. The progress with sodas in schools shows it can be done.

Declaring War on Childhood Obesity

Jake Steinfeld | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jake Steinfeld

While fighting obesity is not easy, it can be done. By giving schools the tools, we can be assured of making great strides in battling this disease and the serious risks associated with it.

My Daughter Was Teased Because Of Her 'Healthy' Lunch

Caron Gremont | Posted 11.13.2013 | Parents
Caron Gremont

As parents, we need to be aware of how we talk about food and what others are eating in front of our children. We need to model kindness and not judgment, whether it's about eating not enough vegetables or too many vegetables.

School Lunch Project: Apples & Cheese Quesadillas

Laura Fuentes | Posted 11.10.2013 | Taste
Laura Fuentes

How exactly do you pack a quesadilla in a lunchbox?

Shocking Number Of American Children Have This Major Disease

Newser | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living

Huge numbers of American children have a liver disease that used to be seen mainly among adult alcoholics—and most of them don't know it, researcher...

Healthy Habits: One Of The Most Precious Gifts We Can Give Our Children

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson have come together as partners in a new initiative -- Voices for Healthy Kids -- to engage, organize and mobilize people to improve the health of their communities and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.

The Food Most Likely To Cause Choking In Kids

Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 07/29/2013 12:44 PM EDT on LiveScience For kids, the food most likely to "go down the wrong pipe" an...