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Tips on how to help your daughter navigate the minefield of the tween and teen years
Why do some newborn babies have large breasts? Should parents worry?
Here's a dilemma: how do you entertain your kids while waiting in the pediatrician's office?
I am seeing more families with children who are being diagnosed with SPD “sensory processing disorders”.
Many babies roll around in their crib, but should parents worry they will spend too much time on their tummy and not be able to roll on their back?
How to take the hassles out of homework.
A healthy, nurturing relationship with your child is built through countless interactions over the course of time. It requires a lot of energy and work, but the rewards are well worth it. When it comes to parenting, there are few absolutes (one, of course, being that every child needs to be loved) and most importantly, there is no one “right way.”
Then the girls were presented with nine figures, three of each body type, and they had to circle the three they'd most like to play with and one they would want as a best friend. The preschoolers were significantly more likely to choose the thin figure over the other two for a best friend. Similar results showed up for their circle of friends to play with.
As I am headed to the medicine cabinet to take my evening dose of calcium and vitamin D, I am also multitasking and reading an article in Pediatrics regarding vitamin D levels in children.
The study, published in Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonology, noted infants of mothers who smoked during pregnancy had more pauses in breathing (infant apnea) and were less able to wake up from sleep in response to low oxygen.