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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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    • Juvenile Bone Health Setting a good example for your children when it comes to diet and exercise will help them to make healthy decisions about...learn more »
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      Juvenile Bone Health Article
      • Why is childhood such an important time for bone development?
      • What is osteoporosis? Isn't it something old people get?
      • How can I help keep my kids' bones healthy?
      • How can I persuade my daughter to drink milk instead of diet soda? She thinks milk will make her fat.
      • But my kids don't like milk.
      • My teenage son loves milk, but it seems to upset his stomach. Could he have lactose intolerance?
      • My daughter is constantly dieting. Should I be concerned?
      • Should I give my kids calcium supplements?
      • How does physical activity help my kids' bones?
      • Is it possible to get too much exercise?
      • What else can my kids do besides eating calcium-rich foods and getting plenty of weight-bearing exercise to keep their bones healthy?
      • My son has asthma and takes a steroid medication to control it. His doctor said this might affect his bones. Is there anything we can do about this?
      • My 8-year-old son is a daredevil and has already broken several bones. could he have a problem like osteoporosis at this young age?
      • How can I get through to my kids? They sure don't think about their bones.
      • Where can I go for more information?
    • Teens Teenagers recognize that they are developmentally between child and adult. Teen health prevention includes maintaining a healthy...learn more »
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      Teens Article
      • What's involved with teen disease prevention?
      • What can teens expect during health checkups?
      • What immunizations do teenagers need?
    • Childhood Obesity Fast food consumption and lack of exercise are just a couple of causes of childhood obesity. Health effects of childhood obesity...learn more »
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      Childhood Obesity Article
      • Childhood obesity facts
      • What is childhood obesity? How is childhood obesity diagnosed?
      • How prevalent is childhood obesity?
      • What causes childhood obesity?
      • What are childhood obesity symptoms and signs?
      • What are risk factors for childhood obesity?
      • What are the risks, complications, and long-term health effects of childhood obesity?
      • What is the treatment for childhood obesity?
      • Can childhood obesity be prevented?
      • What research is being done on childhood obesity?
      • Where can people find more information on childhood obesity?
    • 1p36 Deletion Syndrome 1p36 deletion syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes severe intellectual disability. Characteristics of 1p36 deletion sndrome...learn more »
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      1p36 Deletion Syndrome Article
      • 1p36 deletion syndrome facts
      • What is and what causes 1p36 deletion syndrome?
      • What are the characteristics, signs, and symptoms of 1p36 deletion syndrome?
      • What is the treatment for 1p36 deletion syndrome?
      • What is the prognosis and life expectancy for 1p36 deletion syndrome?
      • Conclusion
    • Guinea Worm Disease Guinea worm disease (GWD or dracunculiasis) is an infection caused by the parasite Dracunculus medinensis. After a person drinks...learn more »
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      Guinea Worm Disease Article
      • Guinea Worm disease facts*
      • What is dracunculiasis?
      • How does Guinea worm disease spread?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of Guinea worm disease?
      • What is the treatment for Guinea worm disease?
      • Where is Guinea worm disease found?
      • Who is at risk for infection?
      • Is Guinea worm disease a serious illness?
      • Is a person immune to Guinea worm disease once he or she has it?
      • How can Guinea worm disease be prevented?
    • Bullying Bullying is repeated physical or verbal aggression that involves an imbalance of power. The four types of bullying include...learn more »
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      Bullying Article
      • Bullying facts
      • What is bullying?
      • How common is bullying?
      • What are the different types of bullying?
      • What makes a bully? Why do kids bully? Why do adults bully?
      • What are causes and risk factors of bullying?
      • What are symptoms and signs of children and adults who are bullied?
      • What are the effects of bullying?
      • What should victims of bullying and their parents do to stop bullying?
      • What should parents do if they think their child is bullying others?
      • What can people do if they see someone being bullied?
      • What measures can be implemented to prevent bullying at school and in the workplace?
      • Where can people find more information about bullying?

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