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Summer health

10 ways to help your child thrive this summer.

Physical health: The media link to obesity, risky diets

How can your child's media consumption affect her health? It can contribute both to obesity and to eating disorders. Here's how parents can encourage a healthy media diet.

Get Moving

How You Can Help at Home: Skipping is more than child's play. It's crucial for development. Here's how parents can help.

Reader tips: Favorite ideas for healthy living

Teach your kids healthy living skills.

Talking to kids about junk food and fast-food ads

Worried that your kids' eating habits are influenced by cutesy cartoons and jammin' jingles? Teach them to be ad-savvy with these tips.

New Year's resolution: your children's healthiest year ever!

Easy tips to keep kids active and happy.

Play ball

How you can help at home: Practicing catching, bouncing, and kicking skills helps to build coordination and readiness for future sports teams.

Healthy Snack-Time Treats

Ants on a Log or Apple Ladybugs might be just the pick-me-up your child needs.

Child development: 13- to 16-year-olds

Kids in early adolescence experience tremendous intellectual, physical, social, and emotional changes. What can parents expect to see?

Bright ideas: Winter fitness tips

Stay active this winter with our readers' suggestions for getting in shape.