Advice from French Pediatricians

A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine finds that Type 2 diabetes progresses faster in kids than in adults. What’s worse, though, is that when kids get Type 2 diabetes, it’s harder to treat. What to do? In an editorial this past Sunday, the New York Times calls for more health care programs. More health […]

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Helping Children to deal with aggression

Ask any parent whether she wants her child to be an aggressive person and you are likely to get more than one answer. After all, aggression is associated with both approved and disapproved behavior in our minds and in our society—both with the energy and purpose that help us to actively master the challenges of […]

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Do children need supplements?

If you believe the ads, every kid needs a daily Flintstone or Gummy Bear vitamin. But is it true? Not necessarily so, the experts agree. Ideally, kids should get their vitamins from a balanced, healthy diet that includes: Milk and dairy products like cheese and yogurt (preferably low-fat products for kids over age 3) Plenty of fresh […]

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Understanding Colic: Treatment

Colic should go away by the time your baby is 4 months old. Until then, try these tips. They may give both of you some relief. Feeding Tips Is it the breastmilk or formula? Some parents worry that what they feed their baby or what they eat if they are breastfeeding can upset him. Generally it’s […]

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Autumn Tips to Help Keep Your  Kids Safe and Healthy

Kids are going back to school, the weather is getting  cooler, and the leaves are beginning to change  color. Autumn is on its way! Greet the fall with  ways to help keep you and your family safe and  healthy. Be active. As the weather cools, resist the urge to hibernate!  Make fall yard work fun. Have kids come up with  different ways to pick up leaves or pine cones (i.e.  squatting, bending, leaning, stretching, or balancing  on one foot). Provide kids with rakes and other  tools that are kid­sized for comfort and safety. […]

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“Back to Sleep” Campaign

Despite a 23-year campaign urging that babies be put to bed on their backs, only 43.7% of US mothers report that they both intend to use this method and actually do so all the time, according to a new study. The Safe to Sleep campaign has been telling both caregivers and parents to use this position since […]

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Children’s whims – the tactics of behavior for parents

Childhood – a time of constant change and attempts to adapt to them. Preschool and school children of younger age scare happening to them change, it causes stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis   and a variety of forms of reaction, including – children’s whims. When the children cry at his younger brother or sister, […]

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Tips to Help You Raise Kids Who Love Reading

  Helping your children to enjoy reading is one of the most important things you can do as a parent and well worth the investment of your time and energy. Kids will learn reading skills in school, but often they come to associate reading with work, not pleasure. As a result, they lose their desire […]

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When to Have a Second Child

Now that your precious baby’s gone from a bundle in your arms to a walking, you may be wondering if this is the right time to have a second child. While only you and your partner can decide the ideal time for spacing children in your family, the following questions may help you come up with […]

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Kids and Pets

We surround our children with images of animals from the day they are born. We decorate nurseries with stuffed puppies and penguins and hang mobiles with dangling bears and bunnies over cribs. There are animals on the wallpaper; sometimes we even paint animal murals. Caring for a pet really is a childhood rite of passage. […]

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