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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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      • Generalized anxiety disorder facts
      • What is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?
      • What are the different types of anxiety?
      • How common is generalized anxiety disorder?
      • What are causes and risk factors for anxiety?
      • What are anxiety symptoms and signs?
      • How is generalized anxiety disorder diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for anxiety?
      • What are the side effects of anxiety medications?
      • What are complications of generalized anxiety disorder?
      • Is it possible to prevent anxiety?
      • What is the prognosis of generalized anxiety disorder?
      • Are there support groups for those with generalized anxiety disorder?
      • Where can people find additional information on generalized anxiety disorder?
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      Colic in Babies Article
      • 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 Article
      • 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?
    • Suicide Suicide is the process of intentionally ending one's own life. Approximately 1 million people worldwide commit suicide each year,...learn more »
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      Suicide Article
      • Suicide facts
      • What is suicide?
      • What are the effects of suicide?
      • What are some possible causes of suicide?
      • What are the risk factors and protective factors for suicide?
      • What are the signs and symptoms for suicide?
      • How are suicidal thoughts and behaviors assessed?
      • What is the treatment for suicidal thoughts and behaviors?
      • How can people cope with suicidal thoughts?
      • How can people cope with the suicide of a loved one?
      • Where can people get help?
    • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) The cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is unknown. The risk of SIDS peaks in infants 2-4 months of age. SIDS is more...learn more »
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      Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Article
      • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) facts
      • What is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?
      • What is the cause of SIDS?
      • What are the risk factors for SIDS?
      • How is SIDS diagnosed?
      • Can SIDS be prevented?
      • Does the supine (back) sleep position cause any problems for infants?
      • What support is available to parents who are coping with an infant loss due to SIDS?
      • Where can people get more information about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?
    • Healthy Living and Disease Prevention The importance of a healthy lifestyle in disease prevention is widely understood and most people know that lifestyle changes and...learn more »
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      Healthy Living and Disease Prevention Article
      • Healthy living facts
      • Eating (diet)
      • Physical activity and exercise
      • Avoid tobacco use
      • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption
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