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Good parenting helps foster empathy, honesty, self-reliance, self-control, kindness, cooperation, and cheerfulness, says Steinberg, a distinguished professor of psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia. It also promotes intellectual curiosity, motivation, and desire to achieve. It helps protect children from developing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, antisocial behavior, and alcohol and drug abuse.

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      • Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) facts
      • What is fetal alcohol syndrome?
      • What causes fetal alcohol syndrome?
      • What are risk factors for fetal alcohol syndrome?
      • What are symptoms and signs of fetal alcohol syndrome?
      • How do physicians diagnose fetal alcohol syndrome?
      • What is the treatment for fetal alcohol syndrome?
      • What are the complications and long-term effects of fetal alcohol syndrome?
      • What is the prognosis of fetal alcohol syndrome?
      • Is it possible to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome?
      • Is it safe to consume alcohol and breastfeed?
      • Where can people find more information about fetal alcohol syndrome?
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      • Colic facts
      • What is colic?
      • What are colic symptoms and signs in babies?
      • What can be done to help with colic in babies?
      • What can the doctor do to help a colicky baby? What is the treatment for colic in an infant?
    • Croup Croup is a contagious viral infection that affects children's respiratory system. Symptoms include a barking cough, stridor,...learn more »
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      • Croup facts
      • What is croup? What causes croup?
      • Is croup contagious?
      • What are croup symptoms?
      • What is the treatment for croup?
      • What warning signs should parents look for with croup?
    • Teens Teenagers recognize that they are developmentally between child and adult. Teen health prevention includes maintaining a healthy...learn more »
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      • What's involved with teen disease prevention?
      • What can teens expect during health checkups?
      • What immunizations do teenagers need?
    • Bedwetting Bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, is the accidental passage of urine while asleep. There are two types of bedwetting: primary...learn more »
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      • Bedwetting facts
      • What is bedwetting?
      • What are the types of bedwetting?
      • What is primary bedwetting?
      • What is the basic problem in primary bedwetting?
      • Is primary bedwetting due to emotional problems?
      • How is primary bedwetting treated?
      • How common is secondary bedwetting?
      • What causes secondary bedwetting?
      • How is the cause of secondary bedwetting diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for secondary bedwetting?
      • What is the outlook (prognosis) for children with bedwetting?
    • Child Abuse Approximately 40 million children suffer abuse every year around the world, and more than 1,500 children die of abuse in the U.S....learn more »
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      Child Abuse Article
      • Child abuse facts
      • What is child abuse?
      • What are the different types of child abuse?
      • What are risk factors for child abuse?
      • What are symptoms and signs of child abuse?
      • How do physicians diagnose child abuse?
      • What is the treatment for child abuse?
      • What are the complications and prognosis of child abuse?
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      • What should people do if they suspect that a child is being abused?
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