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Play at Different Ages and Developmental Stages

Play at Different Ages and Developmental Stages

As your child grows, his play styles and tastes change drastically. From his first steps to his first day of preschool, it's important that the changes he experiences in himself and his surroundings are reinforced through play. Here are guidelines for what to expect at each developmental stage, and suggestions for appropriate activities your child can enjoy.

Infants

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by: Lindsay Hutton

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Dating Violence and Your Teen: Know the Facts

Dating Violence and Your Teen: Know the Facts

Dating Violence and Your Teen: Know the Facts

In February 2009, teen pop star Chris Brown allegedly beat and verbally threatened his celebrity girlfriend Rihanna inside his car before leaving her and driving off. Rihanna is 21 years old; Brown is 19.

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Finding Time for Family Fun

Finding Time for Family Fun

Finding the time is always hard to do now that families spend so many hours at work or involved with some kind of extracurricular activity. Anyone with a teenager and a phone bill knows that kids that age want to hang out with their friends or gab on the phone all night. Prying them away from their personal lives can be a challenge. And then there's our younger kids who have aliens to blast, and levels to beat in their latest computer game craze. And we can't forget about the tremendous amount of homework to be done.

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Should I Snoop into My Daughter's Private Affairs?

Should I Snoop into My Daughter's Private Affairs?

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Excessive behavior that is socially destructive and characterized by fighting, stealing, arson, truancy, and leaving home is called a conduct disorder.

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The Unwritten Rules of Exercise and Pregnancy

Exercise and Pregnancy

The Unwritten Rules of Exercise and Pregnancy

In general, the rule of thumb is to use common sense when it comes to following an exercise regimen during pregnancy. First, make sure that you are in good physical health and that your doctor does not prohibit or limit your exercise for any reason (always check with a doctor first). Second, don't take up a new strenuous physical activity now that you're pregnant – for example, something that you've never done in the past. This is not the time to start new physical activities.

Keeping Your Preschooler Busy

Keeping Your Preschooler Busy

Mom Alert!

Avoid reliance on rigid routine—it will only frustrate you and your child. Flexibility is the key to a good relationship with your preschooler. As your child grows, introduce new activities and avoid underestimating his or her abilities.

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Updated: March 11, 2022

The Best Postpartum Workouts for New Moms

Postpartum Exercise

After giving birth, many new moms want to get back to working out as quickly as possible to lose the baby weight. But you don’t want to rush into exercise after pregnancy because you could end up doing more harm than good. You not only have a little one to take care of now, but you also want to give your body time to heal. Any postpartum workout for a new mother should be doctor approved since every woman is going to be different post-pregnancy.

by: Dr. Kyle Pruett

Gender Differences

Gender Differences

One of the more enchanting mysteries of the second year of life is the discovery that there are actually two kinds of bodies: yours and the other kind. Girls discover `boyness' and vice versa, and the game of a lifetime is afoot. But do differences in gender affect the way we interact with our kids? Because we are so fascinated by gender influences in our own relationships (look at our literature, humor, the arts, religion), it is hard for us as a culture to sort out this tangle.

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Combating 'Morning Sickness'

Morning Sickness Relief

Combating 'Morning Sickness'

Hey Mom!

Don't take any anti-nausea or motion sickness medications without talking to your doctor first. Also, let him know if you can't keep down your prenatal vitamins.

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Don't listen to people who tell you that your wife's morning sickness is all in her head. Certainly, stress can upset anyone's stomach, but the nausea that comes with pregnancy is a very real physical problem.

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Birth Control While Breastfeeding

Birth Control While Breastfeeding

Many women who relied on oral contraceptives before starting a family feel at a loss when it comes time to think about birth control again. We believe that oral and injectable hormonal contraceptives should absolutely not be used by nursing mothers. The estrogens contained in oral contraceptives can dramatically diminish the quality and quantity of a mother's milk. We recommend against other hormonal forms of contraception as well.

Updated: April 16, 2022

Prenatal Vitamins: The Benefits and Ingredients to Avoid

Prenatals

A healthy diet is imperative throughout pregnancy. This ensures that your growing baby gets all of the necessary building blocks throughout their development. There will be days when your daily meals will not provide you and your baby with everything you need. That is why a prenatal vitamin is so important! However, with so many products on the market, it can be hard to determine what to look for in this essential multivitamin for expectant moms.

Solving the Dinnertime Dilemma

Solving the Dinnertime Dilemma

I dread dinnertime. Without question, dinner is the most difficult meal of the day for me. It's when I juggle the nutritional needs and eating preferences of three children while trying to prepare an interesting, healthy meal for Tom and myself. Throughout the day, the dietitian in me has kept mental tabs on what each child has eaten and what remains to be consumed at dinner.

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Updated: April 22, 2022

What's a Normal BMI for Women? (Explaining Weight and Body Fat Percentage)

woman standing on scale

If you're trying to lose weight while trying to gain muscle mass, and figure out how to do it all while still maintaining good overall health, you're not alone. Understanding what your healthy range should be when it comes to normal weight and your BMI (Body Mass Index) can get confusing. 

That's why we've sorted it all out for you with the help of The Active Woman's Health and Fitness Handbook and some handy charts.

More: Setting Realistic Weight Loss Goals

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Herbal Remedies for Depression, Sleeping, and Aging

Herbal Remedies for Depression, Sleeping, and Aging

Are you feeling restless, tense, depressed, or having trouble sleeping at night? Or, maybe you simply want to defy some of the signs of aging. Read on—this section examines some herbs that may be worth a try.

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A few drops of lavender oil in the bath can help you relax. In fact, some say that after massaging your body with the lavender bath you are more apt to have a sound sleep.

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Updated: May 29, 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Coronavirus for Parents

family wearing mask to protect against coronavirus

Regardless of where you live and how old your children are, if you are a parent, it is completely valid and natural to have concerns about the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. With breaking news by the hour and panic and fear spreading, it is important for everyone to follow the facts. More importantly, as parents, it’s essential to model healthy behaviors, make smart decisions, and talk openly with our children about age-appropriate details and healthy practices.

Updated: April 20, 2022

Expert Advice: 5 Answers to Your Most Common Questions About Vaccines

Young Girl Getting Vaccinated

The topic of vaccinations can be stressful and confusing, and vaccination schedules for kids is always a hot topic among parents and caregivers. Dr. Katherine Williamson is a pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Orange County and deals with parents and kids daily at her busy practice.