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How Can I Protect My Children from the Sun?

Summer is here, school’s out, and kids will be spending lots of time outdoors. It is important for parents to remember that their child’s tender skin needs protection from sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays whenever they’re outdoors.

“Just a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life. Kids . . . → Read More: How Can I Protect My Children from the Sun?

The Best Way to Fight With a Teenager

Every parent of a teenager knows that arguments and fights are part of that special period in your child’s development. It’s not fun – not for parents, not for their teens.

But now new research suggests that constructive fighting with your teens might actually be a good thing. Who know?

Experts say that “how . . . → Read More: The Best Way to Fight With a Teenager

Getting to Know Your Kids, One on One

Dr. Harley Rotbart, a pediatrician and author whose books include “No Regrets Parenting” advises parents to find one-on-one moments with their children and create those special memories that lead to a lifetime of trust and positive recollections.

“Any time you’re alone with your child, even if it’s just a car ride to soccer . . . → Read More: Getting to Know Your Kids, One on One

Study of Teenagers Asks: Who’s Happier, Boys or Girls?

A recent report by the World Health Organization finds that 15-year-old girls around the world are the worst off of any group surveyed in terms of positive self image and levels of health and happiness.

“Partly titled “Growing Up Unequal,” the report found that 15-year-old Polish, British and French girls were among those expressing . . . → Read More: Study of Teenagers Asks: Who’s Happier, Boys or Girls?