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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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    • Croup Croup is a contagious viral infection that affects children's respiratory system. Symptoms include a barking cough, stridor,...learn more »
    • Anxiety Anxiety is a feeling of apprehension and fear characterized by symptoms such as trouble concentrating, headaches, sleep problems,...learn more »
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      Anxiety Article
      • Generalized anxiety disorder facts
      • What is anxiety?
      • What are the types of anxiety disorders?
      • What are anxiety symptoms and signs?
      • What is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?
      • How common is generalized anxiety disorder?
      • Are other mental health diagnoses associated with generalized anxiety disorder?
      • What are causes and risk factors for generalized anxiety disorder?
      • How do health-care professionals diagnose generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?
      • What types of specialists treat generalized anxiety disorder?
      • 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?
    • 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
      • Avoid high-risk sexual behaviors
      • Avoid other high-risk behaviors
      • Additional tips for healthy living
    • Narcissistic Personality Disorder Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a dramatic personality disorder that is characterized by a distorted self-image,...learn more »
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      Narcissistic Personality Disorder Article
      • Narcissistic personality disorder facts
      • What is narcissistic personality disorder?
      • What are causes and risk factors for narcissistic personality disorder?
      • What are narcissistic personality disorder symptoms and signs?
      • How is narcissistic personality disorder diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for narcissistic personality disorder?
      • What is the prognosis of narcissistic personality disorder?
      • Is it possible to prevent narcissistic personality disorder?
      • Are there support groups for people with narcissistic personality disorder?
    • Shaken Baby Syndrome (Abusive Head Trauma) Shaken baby syndrome, or abusive head trauma, is the condition that describes the symptoms and signs that result from the violent...learn more »
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      Shaken Baby Syndrome (Abusive Head Trauma) Article
      • Shaken baby syndrome facts
      • What is shaken baby syndrome?
      • What causes shaken baby syndrome?
      • What are the risk factors for shaken baby syndrome?
      • What are shaken baby syndrome symptoms and signs?
      • How do physicians diagnose shaken baby syndrome?
      • What is the treatment for shaken baby syndrome?
      • What are complications and long-term effects of shaken baby syndrome?
      • What is the prognosis of shaken baby syndrome?
      • Is it possible to prevent shaken baby syndrome?
      • What can caregivers or parents do to calm a crying baby?

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