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The sleep and autistic children

The sleep and autistic children

All parents intermittently deal with children who have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. These temporary sleep difficulties are normal. However, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) appear to have more ongoing sleep-related difficulties. The number of families affected varies from study to study, but significant sleep problems can occur in 40%—80% of children with […]

Medical care for your child – 4-5 year old

Medical care for your child – 4-5 year old

The Well-Child Visit Regular well-child examinations are essential to keeping kids healthy and up-to-date on immunizations against many dangerous childhood diseases. A checkup also is an opportunity for your doctor to talk to you about developmental and safety issues and for you ask questions you might have about your child’s overall health. What to Expect at the Doctor’s […]

The charming of the storytelling to your kid

The charming of the storytelling to your kid

It may already have happened: When books, toys, songs, snacks, video games, and DVDs have lost their charm, your child pipes up with “I’m bored! Tell me a story, please.” Your mind blanks and your child looks at you with anticipation. What should you do? You may not realize it, but you have a wealth […]

All about the discipline of your child

All about the discipline of your child

How do you keep a 1-year-old from heading toward the DVD player? What should you do when your preschooler throws a fit? How can you get a teenager to respect your authority? Whatever the age of your child, it’s important to be consistent when it comes to discipline. If parents don’t stick to the rules and consequences […]

Your kid and school bullies

Your kid and school bullies

Each day, 10-year-old Seth asked his mom for more and more lunch money. Yet he seemed skinnier than ever and came home from school hungry. It turned out that Seth was handing his lunch money to a fifth-grader, who was threatening to beat him up if he didn’t pay. Kayla, 13, thought things were going […]

Only for kids: what can I do if the bed bug bit me?

Only for kids: what can I do if the bed bug bit me?

What a Bedbug Is A bedbug is a small (about the size of a pencil eraser), flat, reddish-brown bug that can be found in homes all over the world. It hides during the day and comes out during the night to look for blood. A bedbug has a special ingredient in its saliva (spit) that […]

Sunscreen for children – save the gentle kid’s skin

Sunscreen for children – save the gentle kid’s skin

Lazy days at the pool or beach are warm weather rituals for many families. But if you’re tempted to let your child play outdoors for even a few minutes without the proper sun protection, you might want to think twice. “It only takes one severe sunburn to potentially double your child’s chances of getting melanoma later […]

Your child and fiber

Your child and fiber

Few kids would say they crave a good fiber-rich meal. Although the thought of fiber might bring gags and groans from kids, many appetizing foods are actually great sources of fiber — from fruits to whole-grain cereals. And kids are probably eating them without even knowing it. Not just for the senior-citizen crowd, foods with […]

What exercises for children?

What exercises for children?

When most adults think about exercise, they imagine working out in the gym on a treadmill or lifting weights. But for kids, exercise means playing and being physically active. Kids exercise when they have gym class at school, soccer practice, or dance class. They’re also exercising when they’re at recess, riding bikes, or playing tag. […]

Summer protection of the kid’s skin from sun

Summer protection of the kid’s skin from sun

Lazy days at the pool or beach are warm weather rituals for many families. But if you’re tempted to let your child play outdoors for even a few minutes without the proper sun protection, you might want to think twice. “It only takes one severe sunburn to potentially double your child’s chances of getting melanoma later […]

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