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Fight the Fat: Dealing With Societal Pressure

December 3, 2010 Problem: My kids are under pressure to be thin from media images or to make a weight for a sport. more »»

Beware of Lead

November 5, 2010 About 250,000 American children have dangerously high lead levels in their blood, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Lead poisoning is entirely preventable. more »»

Fight the Fat: Unhealthy Food Temptations

November 5, 2010 Problem: There are unhealthy food temptations all around my family. Every holiday or special occasion is filled with high fat foods and sweets. more »»

Protect Kids from Creepy Chemicals

October 15, 2010 What’s scarier than a “haunted” house on Halloween? The amount of chemicals in your child’s treat bag, says one expert. more »»

Mom Hopes to Mend 'Little Hearts'

October 5, 2010 A Brooke County mom is starting a chapter of Mended Little Hearts, a support group for child heart patients and their families that will meet in Wheelin. more »»

Fight the Fat: 'I Don't Have Time'

October 5, 2010 Problem: I don’t have time to eat and make breakfast for my kids or to prepare their lunch for school. more »»

Packing a Healthy Lunch Is Not Rocket Science

September 3, 2010 When packing your children’s lunch this school year, food sociologist and blogger Dina Rose insists that you NOT focus on nutrition. more »»

Make Flossing Fun!

September 3, 2010 The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists states: “To start the school year off on the right tooth, teach your student to floss once a day and brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpast. more »»

Fight the Fat: September 2010 tips

September 3, 2010 Problem: My family is always eating on the run, which means we eat easy hand-held foods that are usually high in fat and sugar. Solution: Take the time to sit down and savor your food. more »»

Home Alone?

July 5, 2010 There are a number of things a parent needs to consider before deciding to leave a child alone at home during the summer. 1. more »»

Know Your ER, Even on Vacation

July 5, 2010 When traveling to the beach or other vacation destination, fun is the order of the day but accidents can happen. If a trip to the emergency department is necessary, consider these tips. more »»

Room With a View? Check the Blinds

July 5, 2010 Children often got excited about staying in a hotel while on vacation, and they love to explore. An astute parent will recognize this new territory needs to be child-proofed just like home. more »»

Dads: Know When Your Baby Is Sick

May 5, 2010 With the increase of dads as primary or equal caregivers and the threat of RSV, colds and other illnesses, it’s important for dads to know when their babyies are sick enough to call the doctor. more »»

Start 'Em Young — Raising an Athlete

May 5, 2010 Karen Ronney believes the secret to preventing children from becoming part of the alarming childhood obesity statistics is to offer fresh, unprocessed foods and to play 10-minute fitness and... more »»

More than 'Just' a Concussion

April 5, 2010 Spring sports are in full swing, and concussions are not just a football issue. more »»

Give Healthy Living a Chance

March 8, 2010 Helping your kids get and stay healthy isn’t always easy. more »»

Sober Up Your Tipsy TV

March 8, 2010 For young children, the home is a playground, and many parents are unaware that unsecured TVs, furniture and appliances are hidden hazards lurking in every room. more »»

Baby, It's Cold Outside

January 14, 2010 Whether winter brings severe storms, light dustings or just cold temperatures, the American Academy of Pediatrics has some valuable tips on how to keep your children safe and warm. more »»

Toddler-ific Table Tips

January 14, 2010 Trouble getting your toddler to eat a nutritious and balanced meal? Try some of these tried and true tips. 1. Invite your grazer to the table ... but still give him room to roa. more »»

Keep Kids Safe During the Holidays

December 3, 2009 Greg Bishop, founder of Boot Camp for New Dads and author of two fatherhood books, shares tips from his second book, “Crash Course for New Dads: Tools, Checklists and Cheat-Sheets” for keeping your... more »»

 
 

 

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