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We live next to a park with some old playground equipment. I'm wondering if it's safe for my kids to play on. What should I look for?
My 13-year-old daughter wants to participate in a 5K run with me. Neither of us has run more than one mile at a time. How should we prepare?
Should kids perform resistance (weight) training?
My daughter gets very upset when her team loses a game. How can I help her roll with the wins and the losses?
Sports are so competitive. I'm trying to find some noncompetitive activities for my son to encourage him to be active throughout his life. Do you have any ideas?
We are planning to get a dog. We have two children in elementary school. We have a large backyard and live in a neighborhood with walking trails. How should you decide on the type of dog to adopt?
Every year, I seem to put on more weight. I am 5 feet 8 inches tall and today's weight was 204 pounds. I feel miserable. Every Monday morning, I start a new diet. I try so hard, but by Tuesday at noon, I am so hungry that I eat everything in sight. I have tried the Acai Berry Diet, Atkins, South Beach, Fit for Life, Cabbage Soup Diet and probably several more that I can't remember right now. I even looked at the Tapeworm Diet but am nervous about trying it. I feel awful about myself; my clothes are too tight. My husband doesn't say anything, but her sure raises his eyebrows a lot! Am I destined to be obese the rest of my life? What can I do?
My nephew Nick has a peanut allergy, so he cannot have peanut butter. Is food allergy the same as food intolerance? What would be some alternate snacks for him.
My daughter loves to cook and I'd like to get her involved in 4-H. When I was growing up on a farm, I used to be in 4-H food projects. Are there still food projects?
When fuel costs are high, many families look for ways to make their vehicles more energy efficient. You have a number of simple things you can do to save a few dollars on your fuel budget. All vehicles are different and will experience various levels of savings, but here are a few of the basics that work for all types of cars and trucks.
You can’t be beside your child at all times to protect her, nor should you be. But you can help your child develop the skills needed to prevent and withstand bullying.
Should shoes be passed down from one sibling to the next?
My kids are in lots of sports. Do we have anything we can do to prevent injuries?
How much physical activity do kids need?
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