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Get into the swing of summer safety

Get into the swing of summer safety

Summer is a time of playground fun, swimming, boating, biking, camping and other outdoor activities. Unfortunately, these activities can lead to a higher risk of injuries.

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Some things I’ve learned about teenage boys

Some things I’ve learned about teenage boys

As the headmaster of a boys’ high school, I’m frequently asked by parents for advice on raising their sons. By far, the most common questions have to do with communication: Why won’t he talk to me? Why does it feel like he’s always pushing me away? The short answer is that you happen to be the parent of a typical teenage boy who’s exploring ways to exercise independence from Mom and Dad.

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Tips to help create safe swim environments

Tips to help create safe swim environments

Preeminent swim school organization advises parents to begin water safety with kids at 6 months

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  Ideas that will transform your children’s relationship with each other

Ideas that will transform your children’s relationship with each other

Teach your children that it’s ok not to share. I know you’ve spent so much time badgering them to be generous. But children don’t learn to be generous when we force them to share. They learn to hang on tightly to whatever toy crosses their path, because it may get wrenched away soon.

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What’s your genetic destiny? More than half of parents want to know disease risks for selves, kids

What’s your genetic destiny? More than half of parents want to know disease risks for selves, kids

Would you want to know if you or your children had risk of hereditary cancer, a genetic risk for cardiovascular disease or carried the gene associated with developing Alzheimer’s disease – even if they were risks that wouldn’t be relevant for possibly decades or didn’t have a cure?

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Adolescent suicide by firearms reaches 12-year high

Adolescent suicide by firearms reaches 12-year high

Suicide by firearm among American adolescents has reached a 12-year peak, its highest level since 2001, according to the latest fatal injury data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2013, suicide by firearm claimed 876 lives among adolescents ages 10 to 19, an increase for the third consecutive year.

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 Summer Training, Camps and Exercise

Summer Training, Camps and Exercise

Parents will spend more than $600 per child on summer activities according to a recent survey by American Express. That includes activities such as sports teams, pool memberships and camps. Parents have a number of options for helping their athletes make the most of summer training and a popular choice is enlisting their child in sports camps or clinics.

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 Too much TV is not good for children. But how much is that?

Too much TV is not good for children. But how much is that?

Kindergartners and first-graders who watched as little as one hour of television a day were more likely to be overweight or obese compared to children who watched TV for less than 60 minutes each day, according to a study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego.

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Car seats and other infant carrying devices aren’t safe for napping, AAP warns

Car seats and other infant carrying devices aren’t safe for napping, AAP warns

Placing infants in carrying devices such as car seats, baby slings/swings, bouncers, and strollers for naps may put them at risk of death or injury, warns the American Academy of Pediatrics. Sleep-related deaths are the most common cause of death for infants up to one year old.

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DSM5: What happened to Asperger’s?

DSM5: What happened to Asperger’s?

It seemed somewhat arbitrary to Billy’s parents to have a diagnosis—and one that fit so well—taken away from him. The change itself, however, wasn’t arbitrary at all, for it reflected new research and ongoing psychiatric practice. The DSM is sometimes referred to as a “living document,” meaning it changes as we learn more about various mental health issues.

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