Put a Stop to Picky Eaters
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No, you don't have to give in to a lifetime of cereal for dinner. These foolproof tips will have your little one eating (and loving) his veggies!
Transcript: So your little one is boycotting any dinner that isn't hotdogs? Picky eaters are natural. In fact, research...
So your little one is boycotting any dinner that isn't hotdogs? Picky eaters are natural. In fact, research shows that children need to be exposed to new foods ten to fifteen times before developing a taste for them! But that doesn't mean you have to put up with a Twinkie-only diet. Put a stop to picky eaters by letting them see grown-ups enjoying the food in question. When your child asks what you're eating, you can casually ask "Want a bite?" It's also important not to make a separate meal for a picky eater. If he or she doesn't want to eat what everyone else is having, that's okay, but don't offer other options. Children can miss a meal or two, and-trust us!-they get hungry eventually. Follow through with these simple suggestions and picky eaters will soon be feasting happily with the rest of the family!More »
Last Modified: 2013-10-02 | Tags »
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Parents are always worried about the kinds of germs their kids are exposed to on daily basis. To win the germ war, get tips from this video.
Transcript: As a parent, you want well-behaved kids, but did you know that good old-fashioned manners could actually...
As a parent, you want well-behaved kids, but did you know that good old-fashioned manners could actually make them sick? You've told them to cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze. While this may be good etiquette, it's bad health news! Colds and flu spread through mucous and saliva droplets that are passed from person to person. That means that sneezing or wiping your nose with your hands is how the flu gets spread throughout your family. Therefore, it's actually smart to teach children to use their sleeves to sneeze into. In addition, encouraging special attention to hand-washing is vital. Instruct them to sing the "The Happy Birthday Song" to themselves while they wet their hands, add soap, and scrub. This averages out to the twenty seconds that hand washing should take. Teaching your kids these simple practices may seem silly, but it will keep them happy and healthy, no matter how fast flu germs fly!More »
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Childhood obesity is a serious epidemic, but not one that your kids have to contribute to! Get moving, get losing together with these fun ideas.
Transcript: About 9 million American children are overweight, and that population is-quite literally-widening. ...
About 9 million American children are overweight, and that population is-quite literally-widening. The population of obese kids has actually tripled in the past thirty years. Childhood obesity leads to diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol levels. As a parent, one of the best things you can do is encourage your kids to get moving! With children, actions speak louder than words, so don't waste time talking about exercise...just get out and do it! (If you exercise with your kids, they'll want to play too-and you'll get a work-out in, as well! Rainy day? Try renting a simple exercise tape or DVD and doing it together. Kids, especially younger ones, love making up moves to do to a taped routine. Encourage this by trying their suggestions. These days, many gyms also offer "kiddie" classes, so your little ones can get fit while you sneak in your own work-out. Whatever you and the kids decide to do, ensure that it's active! They'll thank you in the "long run."More »
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We all know kids can do awesome things but sometimes they need a little push in the right direction. Learn how JAM is helping kids tap into fitness and beat world records.
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Do your kids hate physical activity? Get them moving with a short workout that has a BIG, world record-breaking pay-off. Learn about the JAM World Record here. health education, healthy lifestyle for kids, kids health habits, exercise routines for kids kids health, fitness basics JAMmin Minute, michelle obama
Ready to tackle a world record? Learn the JAM World Record workout and help your kds get into the fitness groove!
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If your kid hates exercise, you know how challenging it can be to get them up and moving. Check out this video to learn effective tips to get kids moving.
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Even if your child can only squeeze a short workout into their busy school schedule, it's better than lounging around all day. Learn the benefits of short workouts in this video.
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Fitness is important for everyone, even the little ones in your family but it may take some encouraging to get your kids working out. Watch this video to learn how to get your kids interested in fitness.
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If your kid absolutely can't stand working out, don't worry--you'll get them moving and having fun in no time! Check out these fun, kid-friendly workouts you can do with your kids.
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Being prepared for emergencies is a wise move for the safety of your children. Watch this video to learn easy emergency preparedness steps.
Transcript: Thirty million American children will need emergency care this year. What if your child is one of them?...
Thirty million American children will need emergency care this year. What if your child is one of them? Luckily, you can take precautions to ensure that in an emergency, you'll be prepared to take quick action! First, program an emergency number into your phone under ICE, or "in case of emergency." This will save time, and in case there's an emergency involving you, you can teach even young children to use this feature! Make sure that your house street number is easily visible, and that it's well-lit at night. This may save precious seconds! It's also important to post all medical information for EACH child. Hang it on the fridge or by the phone, so it's accessible. List any medications your child takes, allergies she suffers from, and her current vaccinations. When you're flustered, these emergency tips can save time, and maybe...your child's life.More »
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You may never have noticed it but your home is full of things which can injure your baby. Our video on childproofing for dummies can help you.
Transcript: What do a car key and a television cart have in common? They could each injure your child! You know that...
What do a car key and a television cart have in common? They could each injure your child! You know that you need to childproof your home before your little one is tearing through it, but here are some things you might not have considered. First, keep your car locked at ALL times, and remember to hide the keys! Believe it or not, even a two-year old can get a car in gear. That's why hiding the keys ensures you avoid a "car crash into the mailbox" moment! You probably never thought of your television as a threat to your toddling tot, but if it's on a rolling cart with wheels, it could be! Rolling carts can fall over and crush a little one. Instead, put your TV on a high, sturdy surface. These easy tweaks help ensure that your home is 100 percent safe-so you feel 100 percent secure!More »
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What causes your child to wet the bed? Check out this video to learn the top 4 causes of bed wetting. It's not your child's fault!
Transcript: If your 6 year old is still wetting the bed, you're probably wondering if something is wrong. While...
If your 6 year old is still wetting the bed, you're probably wondering if something is wrong. While most young children occasionally wet the bed while they're getting the hang of toilet training, some kids take longer than others to stay dry through the night. Why? There's no ONE reason, but in most cases a child's bladder is simply too small to make it through the night without urinating. PLUS they don't wake up when they have to go. Bed wetting can also be a sign that a hormone called vasopressin, which regulates urine production during sleep, isn't fully functioning yet. If a child doesn't have enough vasopressin, he'll make excess urine at night. And with a small bladder, that can cause bed wetting. Sometimes-- if a child has been dry through the night for at least 6 months and THEN starts wetting the bed AGAIN--it's a sign of emotional upset. Changing schools, a divorce, being bullied, or a new sibling are common triggers. Bedwetting can VERY RARELY be caused by an underlying medical condition, such as a urinary tract infection, constipation or damage to bladder nerves. Your pediatrician can help eliminate these possibilities. Remember, almost all kids simply outgrow bedwetting, BUT it can take time AND patience. For more information on managing bed wetting see the other videos in this series.More »
Last Modified: 2013-09-12 | Tags »
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It's your job to help keep up your bedwetter's self-esteem in the face of the shame and embarrassment he might be feeling. Get some advice in this video.
Transcript: Children don't WANT to wet the bed. In fact, your little one most likely feels upset when he or she wakes...
Children don't WANT to wet the bed. In fact, your little one most likely feels upset when he or she wakes up wet-that's why it's YOUR job to make her feel better, instead of scolding her for something she can't help. Scolding WON'T keep bed wetting from happening, and may damage your child's self-esteem. Your best bet? Approach the issue with an optimistic but low-key attitude. COMFORT your child when she wakes up after a wet night. Tell her it's not her fault, and that together you can help her prevent it from happening. You can also remind her that MANY children wet the bed and that just about everyone grows out of it at some point. PRAISE her when she wakes up dry-you might even give STICKERS as a reward. But don't go overboard-your silence when the bed is wet could feel like blame. Keep bed wetting private. Tell her you won't discuss it with ANYONE without her permission, even with other family members. The respect you give her will boost her self-confidence. Encourage your child to participate in ACTIVITIES she enjoys; athletic or artistic skills can heighten her self-esteem. Don't keep her from sleepovers or camp due to bed wetting. It could imply that her LITTLE problem is a BIG, shameful one. Institute a "NO TEASING" rule at home. MOCKERY from siblings, cousins and even other adults can cause emotional damage. With your support, your child's bedwetting WON'T have a negative effect on her self-esteem and happiness. To learn about preventing bed wetting, check out other videos in this series.More »
Last Modified: 2013-09-12 | Tags »
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