| Jul 28, 2010
Summer is trauma season for children—everyone is outside, out of school, riding bikes, climbing trees, playing around bodies of water, and all too often getting hurt.
In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 9.2 million...
| Jun 9, 2010
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Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. said Wednesday that it will stop production of a chocolate-flavored toddler formula that has garnered outrage across the blogosphere by parents who said it would contribute to the epidemic of childhood obesity. Mead Johnson said...
| May 25, 2010
Your little ones aren't big huggers, which some family members take as a slight. Should you force your kids to show affection?
I would suggest teaching them to shake hands. It's charming when little kids do it, and they may get over...
| Jun 14, 2010
Children who at 2 1/2 logged a lot of time in front of the TV appear to suffer ill effects from the experience seven years later when they're on the threshold of 'tween-dom, a new study finds.
A large-scale, long-running Canadian study of children...
| May 12, 2010
Get your kids involved. Rather than just having them eat the results of your efforts, ask them to participate, and the younger, the better. Depending upon their age, you can ask your kids to retrieve ingredients from the fridge or measure out exact...
| May 24, 2010
It seems that babies can, indeed, be too fat.
In a study published recently, researchers looked at 111 children whose body mass index exceeded 85% of the general population. Among those children who had gained weight in infancy at a high rate, more...
| Sep 10, 2010
Signs of heart disease — generally thought to be a disease of middle age — can be seen even in children, cardiologists now know. But risk factors in children and young adults run the risk of being undetected and untreated, largely because of...
| Sep 20, 2010
When my son was 4, I tried giving him nutritional supplements to make up for his appalling diet. I mixed fish oil into his orange juice. I let him eat candylike gummy multivitamins. And I stirred a chocolate powder containing 31 fruit and vegetable...
| Oct 14, 2010
Today's pediatricians are far busier counseling overweight children. But underweight children - often fussy eaters who have little interest in food - can be just as frustrating and worrisome.
Parents think they know the solution: more food. But that's...
| May 6, 2010
Your 7-year-old is a sore loser. How do you help her enjoy activities — win or lose?
Many of us feel we should let our child win every game or event. By doing this, we are teaching our children the inability to celebrate others'...
| May 6, 2010
Free-range chicken, we can all agree, is a good thing. Free-range parenting? Oy vey.
The movement was launched in 2008 by New York mom Lenore Skenazy, who let her 9-year-old son ride the subway alone and then wrote a column about it in The New York Sun....