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Kids Say the Darndest Things

Your toddler blurted out a swear word that would put a sailor to shame. Your teenager let Aunt Betty know her birthday gift was a letdown. All kids embarrass their parents from time to time. Here's how to handle it.

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Protection from the Sun's Rays Should Start Early

As a parent, you probably know that protecting your child against skin cancer should start early. But you might not know your efforts should begin in infancy.

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Food Bullying: What It Is and How to Stop It

Since the 1990s, the prevalence of food allergies has risen significantly. Food allergies are everywhere—and that’s led to a side effect more surprising than rashes or throat swelling: food bullying.

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Pregnancy and Newborns
Pregnancy & Newborns
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.
Children's Health
Children's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
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    When the weather warms up, you may start to think about taking your kids to the pool or beach. How's your swimming safety knowledge?

    BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

    Having a baby is a life-changing event, so it’s completely normal to feel a bit overwhelmed. However, if your spirits are down despite your new bundle of joy, it may be a sign of postpartum depression. Take our online assessment to help determine your risk.

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      Your breastmilk is the best nutrition for your baby. And it helps protect against diseases, too. Learn how to get started and what you can expect during the first weeks of breastfeeding.

      A home should be a haven—a place where you rest and enjoy time with family—a place of safety and security. But that isn't always the case.

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