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Is There Such a Thing as 'Too Clean' When it Comes to Kids?

Is There Such a Thing as 'Too Clean' When it Comes to Kids?

Disinfectants, antibacterial wipes, gel sanitizers...Pediatricians and other medical experts weigh in on whether our nation's obsession with cleanliness could lead to harmful effects for our children.

4 Cleanliness Habits to Teach Your Children

4 Cleanliness Habits to Teach Your Children

Teach your kids the importance of good hygiene early with these four healthy habits.

Child Star Candace Cameron Dishes on Healthy Eating and Being a Mom

Child Star Candace Cameron Dishes on Healthy Eating and Being a Mom

You may remember her as D.J. Tanner on the popular 80’s TV show, Full House, but actress Candace Cameron Bure is all grown up! The actress has three children with husband—and hockey player—Valerie Bure, and is back for a second season of the ABC Family show Make It Or Break It. NY Metro Parents sat down with Candace to find out how she’s celebrating the 30th anniversary of the iconic juice box, how she juggles motherhood and a career and finds time to make sure her family eats healthy.

How to Encourage Your Daughter to Be Phyiscally Active

How to Encourage Your Daughter to Be Phyiscally Active

As a parent, you have a responsibility to encourage physical activity in your children. Daughters especially benefit from this kind of support. Read our tips for moms and dads on how you can instill a love of physical activity and encourage sports participation in your child.

The Long-Term Benefits of Sports for Girls

The Long-Term Benefits of Sports for Girls

New research shows that joining athletics may be a catalyst for success in other areas of life, especially for young girls.

A Tonsillectomy Tale: Should My Child Have Surgery?

A Tonsillectomy Tale: Should My Child Have Surgery?

Follow one mother's journey to find out if surgery is the right choice for her 5-year-old daughter.

How to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods

How to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods

Is your child a picky eater? We asked the experts, including health counselors and nutritionists, for their best tips on how to get your child to eat (and like!) new - and healthy - foods.

How to Protect Yourself Against the Sun - in Style!

How to Protect Yourself Against the Sun - in Style!

We get healthy vitamin D from the sun, but too many rays can cause harm. Protect yourself in style this summer with our top picks for fashionable moms, including the best sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats.

Outdoor Summer Safety for Kids

Outdoor Summer Safety for Kids

Tips for parents: Keep your children protected against outdoor hazards this summer, from bugs and burns to slips and scrapes.

How to Make Dinnertime Doable When You're a Busy Mom

How to Make Dinnertime Doable When You're a Busy Mom

Author Jeanne Muchnick offers practical tips for busy moms on how to make dinnertime easier.

Start Talking Sex With Your Kids Early: Their Lives Depend on It

Start Talking Sex With Your Kids Early: Their Lives Depend on It

Find out why you should open up the conversation about sex early on with your kids. Get tips from experts like Dr. Laura Berman, author of "Talking to Your Kids About Sex: Turning 'the Talk' Into a Conversation for Life."

Celebrity Parent Jennie Garth: From Beverly Hills 90210 Teen to Veggie Queen

Celebrity Parent Jennie Garth: From Beverly Hills 90210 Teen to Veggie Queen

Actress and mother of three Jennie Garth, best known for her role as Kelly Taylor on the TV series "Beverly Hills 90210," is now a spokesperson for Hidden Valley's "Love Your Veggies" campaign. Garth talks to us about life with three daughters, veggie advocacy, and her upcoming projects.

Overcoming Childhood Obesity: How Parents Have Slimmed Their Kids Down

Overcoming Childhood Obesity: How Parents Have Slimmed Their Kids Down

Child obesity has reached epidemic rates and become one of the leading health concerns in the country, causing heart disease, high blood pressure, and other health complications. While causes and treatment can overwhelm parents, the first line of defense is knowing where and how to begin. Read on for real-life stories of families fighting the weight battle. Plus, consult our list of weight loss camps and programs for kids in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and the rest of the NY metro area.

Benefits of Yoga for Children

Benefits of Yoga for Children

Learn what yoga can do for kids and their growing bodies and minds.

Getting Ready for Camp: Vaccines and Physicals

Getting Ready for Camp: Vaccines and Physicals

Experts offer tips for parents on vaccines and other health prerequisites required by children's camps. Get in the know before your kids go this summer.

What to Do If Your Child Has Croup

What to Do If Your Child Has Croup

Pramod Narula, M.D., chairman of pediatrics at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, explains what croup is, signs and symptoms to looks for, and how parents can treat it at home.

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in Fairfield County, CT.

Nick Jonas' Battle with Diabetes

Nick Jonas' Battle with Diabetes

Most parents (and virtually all pre-teens and teens) know Nick Jonas as the curly-haired, youngest member of the well-liked pop band, the Jonas Brothers.

New Student-to-School Nurse Ratios Announced

New Student-to-School Nurse Ratios Announced

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) recently released new 2009 data highlighting the disparities of students-to-school nurses working in public schools nationwide.

What to Do When Your Kids' Sports Heroes Let Them Down

What to Do When Your Kids' Sports Heroes Let Them Down

Many kids look to professional athletes as role models, icons, and heroes. So when sports celebrities like Tiger Woods or Lance Armstrong get into trouble, they might feel let down. Here's advice on how to handle those tough situations and turn them into teachable moments.

Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand: Mom and Children’s  Health Care Advocate

Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand: Mom and Children’s Health Care Advocate

Along with being the mother of two young boys, Kirsten Gillibrand is a New York State Senator who supports the general improvement of the family status quo.

How to Fight the Flu Naturally

How to Fight the Flu Naturally

Find out how these eight super foods can help prevent the flu and keep your immune system healthy - the natural way.

Horror in Haiti: How to Talk to Kids About Tragedy

Horror in Haiti: How to Talk to Kids About Tragedy

Talking to children about tragedy is certainly not the easiest part of parenting, but it is an important one. In light of the recent, devastating earthquake in Haiti, World Vision US, a Christian humanitarian relief organization, offers eight tips on how to handle this subject with your kids.

Mumps are Back: How to Protect Your Kids

Mumps are Back: How to Protect Your Kids

U.S. health officials have officially declared the current mumps outbreak in the New York and New Jersey area the largest in years. Here's what you need to know about mumps and how to protect your family.

For Overweight Kids, Focus Should Be on Fun Exercise Instead of Losing Weight, According to New Study

For Overweight Kids, Focus Should Be on Fun Exercise Instead of Losing Weight, According to New Study

A recent study reported in the "Journal of the American College of Cardiology" shows the benefits of a regular physical activity program for overweight children, without any dietary changes.




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