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Spotting again?

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October 2012 Playroom

Spotting again?

Anyone know why after having my period not too long ago, I am getting some bleeding again? Should I...

2012 Playroom

2-3 year old's speech.

Anyone still coming here? Got a question for y'all. My Winter Rose will be 3 years old this coming...

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Tips On How To Get Your Kids To Eat More Veggies!

By Inhabitots

You may have lucked out with a child who loves to eat fresh vegetables, but many parents face a tall order when it comes to getting their kids to eat anything "green," or red, purple or yellow for that matter, if it's in fact a vegetable. » Read more

Dentist Anxiety: How to Ease Your Child’s Fears

By Alicia Purdy

Nearly 75 percent of adults are afraid of the dentist, so it should come as no surprise if your child is terrified too. True "dental phobia" is so paralyzing that 5-10 percent of people never go to the dentist. This is an issue because a number of health issues can stem from poor dental health, including infections, tooth decay and persistent pain. » Read more

Growing Pains in Kids

You may remember having pains in your legs at night and your parents telling you, "oh, you're just having growing pains." Not every child experiences growing pains, but most of us have heard the term growing pains before. Are these pains really from growing and how do you know if your child is experiencing growing pains or something more concerning? » Read more

Relaxation and Meditation Techniques for Kids

Your child may not talk to you about stress. That's because children usually don't know what stress is or how to verbalize when they are experiencing it. You may not be aware of the stress your child is feeling, but your child may manifest it in ways that you can see. You may notice behavior problems, your child being more moody or irritable, crying easily or having problems sleeping. » Read more

6 Diet Tips for Kids Who Need to Gain Weight

By Alicia Purdy

Everywhere you look these days, it seems like the spotlight is on overweight kids. Childhood obesity is a growing concern, particularly in the U.S. It's a much-discussed topic among parents, doctors, health experts, teachers and everyone in between. » Read more

Bed-Wetting Myths

Is raising a child who struggles with bed-wetting stressing you out? Relax! It's much more common and normal than you might think. Most doctors don't consider nighttime wetness as cause for concern in children five and under, and even after that, there is no cause for alarm. » Read more

Nosebleeds: Causes, Cures and Prevention

By Elizabeth Seward

In a perfect world, our noses simply help us to breathe and filter out what doesn't belong. In the imperfect world we live in, nosebleeds, unfortunately, are a relatively common occurrence. A basic definition of a nosebleed is a hemorrhage that comes from the nose. » Read more

4 Tips to Get Your Kids to Brush

By Alicia Purdy

If your kids are old enough to have any teeth at all, chances are you've already experienced the "joys" of getting them to brush. When the first few teeth start to come in, brushing is a somewhat novel experience for little ones, but as they age, brushing dynamics shift. Toddlers want to do everything themselves, making it tough to get a good tooth brushing session. » Read more

All about Ears: Ear Wax, Swimmers Ear, and More!

By Alicia Purdy

Without properly functioning ears, hearing wouldn't be the only function affected. You wouldn't be able to stand up straight if your ears weren't working well. For kids, ear problems have even been linked to poor school performance. » Read more

Your Child’s Teeth: Good Brushing, Bad Foods, and More!

By Jennifer Klam

You can tell a lot about someone by the health of their mouth. New research suggests that the health of your mouth mirrors the health of your body as a whole. Good oral health may actually prevent certain diseases from occurring, while poor oral hygiene can actually lead to other complications, including digestion problems and problems with the heart and other major organs. » Read more