Your Child's Weight for Parents
"What's the right weight for my child?" is one of the most common questions parents have. It seems like a simple one, but it's not always easy to answer.
Weight and Diabetes for Parents
A balanced diet and an active lifestyle are important for kids with diabetes because weight can influence diabetes, and diabetes can influence weight.
Failure to Thrive for Parents
Most kids follow growth patterns that are normal, but others have ”failure to thrive” – they fail to gain weight as expected and have poor height growth.
Coping With Cosmetic Effects of Cancer Treatment for Parents
It's normal for kids to have hair loss, skin changes, or weight gain during treatment. This article offers tips for helping kids feel better about their appearance.
Growth Charts for Parents
Doctors use growth charts to figure out whether kids' height and weight measurements are "normal" and whether they're developing on track. Here are some facts about growth charts.
Eating Disorders for Parents
Eating disorders are common among teens and kids, especially young women. Read about the warning signs, prevention strategies, and ways to help a child with an eating disorder.
Strength Training for Parents
With a properly designed and supervised program, strength training can be a fun way for kids to build healthy muscles, joints, and bones.
Body Mass Index (BMI) Charts for Parents
Doctors use body mass index (BMI) measurements to assess a child's physical growth in relation to other kids the same age. Here's how to calculate BMI and understand what the numbers mean.
Feeding Your Child Athlete for Parents
All kids need to eat balanced meals and have a healthy diet. But should that balance change for kids who play on a sports team or work out?
Therapy and Weight Management for Teens
Losing weight can feel like a challenge, no matter how much we want it. It can sometimes seem like our minds are working against us. That's where weight-management counselors can help.