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Study: Cookie Monster A Role Model For Kids Learning Self-control?

It might be difficult for Cookie Monster to resist gobbling down those cookies, but in doing so, he’s actually teaching young kids to follow his lead.

11/25/2014

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Don’t Ignore ‘Growing Pains’

We don’t think of musculoskeletal pain in children but it occurs more commonly than you would think. Don’t ignore it.

11/24/2014

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New Exhibit At 3 SEPTA Stations Provides Glimpse Into The Dreams Of Children Around The World

“Dreams in Transit” shows off the artwork of students in grades K-12. Each one is a small flag with the dreams of that child.

11/23/2014

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Non-profit Releases Annual List Of The 10 Most Dangerous Toys

Just in time for the holidays, a watchdog group has released its list of the 10 most dangerous toys.

11/20/2014

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Asthma Is Common And Potentially Fatal Problem Among Inner City Youth

Asthma is a major health concern and it is particularly an issue in children who live in the city.

11/20/2014

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New Survey Tracks America’s Kids After School

A new survey by the Afterschool Alliance chronicles how children spend the hours between 3 and 6pm – when they are largely unsupervised.

11/18/2014

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Making Kids Good Readers

Many studies have shown that reading consistently to kids is the strongest factor in a child’s later reading success.

11/17/2014

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Health: New Warning About Laundry Detergent Pods And Kids

They’re colorful little packets of laundry detergent: convenient, easy-to-use, but also enticing for children.

11/10/2014

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Placebo May Be Effective Treatment For Childhood Cough

Now a report from the journal Pediatrics suggests the placebo effect could have a real impact with a common childhood problem – the cough.

11/06/2014

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Parent Responsibility For Teen Drinking Party

Can parents get arrested or sued for their teen’s beer party if they weren’t home?

11/03/2014

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Survey: Kids Bring Great Happiness — And Lots Of Stress

While adults with children under 18 were more likely to say they smiled or laughed on any given day, they were also more likely to say they have a lot of stress at home.

10/23/2014

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Top Neighborhood Trick-or-Treating Events In Philly

Here’s where to take your brood of candy-craving little monsters for a safe, festive and community-centric trick-or-treat in Philly.

10/22/2014

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Chore-Inator App

Any parent can tell you that getting your kids to do their chores is a Herculean task. Chore-inator attempts to lend a hand.

10/07/2014

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Training Session Held At Chestnut Hill College To Help Treat Trauma In Children Of Military Members

Sister Nancy DeCeasare Ph.D., associate professor of Human Services as Chestnut Hill College, says the specialized training session was geared towards mental health professionals.

10/02/2014

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No Need To Be Terrified By Child’s Night Terrors

Night terrors, which can occur in a child’s first few hours of sleep, can be dramatic for parents and caregivers.

10/02/2014

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