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Kids and Weight

5 Reminders For Parents Who Are Obsessed With Their Kids' Weight

Marcia Meislin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Marcia Meislin

My mother loved me so much that she would have done anything to hand me the world on a silver platter -- filled with low-fat cottage cheese and melba toast.

The Word I Never Would Have Used To Describe My 7-Year-Old

Brain, Child | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Brain, Child

Even if Ben is "big boned," I need to teach him how to make healthy choices -- now. But the biggest change needs to come from Ben himself.

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.

Are Your Child's Eating Issues Eating at You?

Andrea Wachter | Posted 03.25.2013 | Parents
Andrea Wachter

Many kids today know more about their iPhones, iPods and iPads than they do about their own feelings and needs. If your child is one of the millions who struggles with overeating, here are some tips for you to consider.

The Dreaded Parent-Child Talk

Scott Kahan, M.D. | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Scott Kahan, M.D.

We all dread the day our children come to us with that question...

Parents Of Overweight Children Might Be In Denial

AP | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 12.06.2011 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- Pediatricians are supposed to track if youngsters are putting on too many pounds – but a new study found less than a quarter of pa...