Weight Gain in Puberty: Is It Normal and Healthy or Something Else?

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During the middle-school years, a major growth spurt usually occurs, which can be very confusing to both kids and parents. Appetite soars in preparation of a growth spurt. Consequently, many tweens and teens gain weight before they grow taller!
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Get Creative with Art Therapy!

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I think we can all agree that growing up isn’t easy! Many experts agree that engaging kids in creative activities can help with focus, coping skills, and behavioral issues.
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Is Your Tween Hiding Her Lunch?

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My 11 year old granddaughter is hiding her sandwiches and lunchables that are packed for her lunch in her room; sometimes before she even leaves for school. My granddaughter has hidden evidence of "sneaked" food before when she was very young but this is a new behavior. What should I do?
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Kids Eat Right

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All too often, however, I have seen the negative consequences of focusing exclusively on a child or adolescent’s weight and body mass index.
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Formula Fed—Me and My Boys

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I don’t want moms to feel guilty for not breastfeeding because they cannot or simply because they choose not to.
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DIY: 7 Steps to Progress Your Picky Eater

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“I just want to go home and eat what I eat everyday for lunch.” Is this your child? It is most definitely my child, as this is what he said to me on Friday when we walked into the burger joint known for its burgers and milkshakes. When he said this, I just let out a deep breath and decided it would be milkshakes for lunch. He doesn’t like change, and therefore he doesn’t like change in food, rules, or where he puts the furniture in Minecraft.
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TriplED

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It didn’t take long for my new college friends to notice my unusual eating habits; they approached me in the fall of my sophomore year—and encouraged me to utilize the student-counseling center.
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