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Shades are cool. Prescription eyeglasses? Not so much. Credit: Getty ImagesYes, folks, children with glasses do still get teased and called ...Specs appeal? Not really. More than half of optometrists say it's appropriate for children to start wearing soft contact lenses between the ages of 10 and 12.
"This world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own ... as men busied themselves about ...Parents and teachers are so busy judging each other, they forget about the child.
To avoid injury, have kids take some time off their primary sport throughout the year. Credit: Corbis School is back in full swing, and ...School is back in full swing, and for many kids that means sports are, too. While athletics are a great way for kids to get some fresh air, exercise and relieve stress, increasingly they are a source of injury, too.
Asking questions is the first step to better parent-teacher communication. Credit: Getty ImagesSweaty palms, cotton mouth, the fear of raising ...Sweaty palms, cotton mouth, the fear of raising your hand ... if teachers and classroom settings made you nervous as a kid, the thought of your next parent-teacher conference might still cause anxiety. Take a deep breath. Knowing what to ask -- and which questions to avoid -- can help calm your fears.
Take your child's concerns seriously. Credit: Getty ImagesMost parents anticipate a certain level of back-to-school jitters for our kids, and ...By knowing what to expect, parents can help their children deal with worries they might not understand themselves.
Whatever genre you want, you can find it in children's music. Illustration: Christopher HealyOnce upon a time, children's music was nothing ...Nowadays, it's hard to find a genre that the family music scene hasn't touched upon, so your child's musical education can be as widely varied as you like.
Credit: Getty ImagesDepression in children is very serious. At any given time, 5 percent of children age 9 to 17 meet the criteria for major ...In many cases, the root of childhood depression can be found in the people with whom they are closest.
Not every bite-size, crunchy snack is loaded with fat and calories. Credit: Getty ImagesWho knew if you offered a kid broccoli and apple ...Sounds shocking, but this study found if you teach kids about good nutrition, they'll actually want to eat their veggies. Dig in!