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Evaluating Your Young Athlete’s State of Mind

Picking grass in the soccer field or volunteering to sit on the sidelines could signal your child lacks interest in a sport — or maybe not. Good communication between you and your child is key to addressing the issue, says Paul Glasier, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at Children’s Medical Center. Ask questions and watch body […]

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How to Pack Fresh, Fit School Lunches

Parents, now that the holiday break is over for your little ones, it’s time to start thinking about school lunches again. Making, packing and taking lunches from home ensures your kids get a healthy, well-balanced meal at school. After all, school cafeterias consistently offer kids favorites of pizza, chicken nuggets and hot dogs as part […]

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Two Ways to Help Balance Your Family

Lacrosse, basketball, music lessons, Girl Scouts, cheerleading practice, volleyball…and that’s just the kids’ Wednesday schedule! Are you over scheduling your kids and becoming a stressed-out family?  Extracurricular activities can be a positive force in children’s lives, but many experts caution that over scheduling can put some youngsters at risk. Balance is the key. Following are […]

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How Much Sleep Do Kids Need?

How many hours of sleep per day do children need at different ages? — Melanie M. A good night’s sleep is as important to youngsters as a hearty breakfast. There is no magical number of hours that they require at varying ages, but there are averages. Newborns should average eight or nine hours of nighttime […]

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Family Fights Teen’s Diabetes Together

Fifteen-year-old Essence Carson’s entire lifestyle changed after one blood test last year. “Her sugar level was way off the charts, so our pediatrician sent us to Children’s, where we met our lifesaver,” says Regina Frank, Essence’s mom. That lifesaver, Ximena Lopez, M.D., a pediatric endocrinologist, diagnosed Essence with Type 2 diabetes after a battery of […]

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Healthy Halloween Alternatives

All year you’ve diligently prepared your family healthy dinners, packed your kids healthy lunches for school and even kept sweets to a minimum. And then Halloween arrives with its abundance of sugary and fatty candies and sweets. But there are healthier alternatives to keep your kids from lapsing into sugar comas over this spooky holiday. […]

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