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Healthy eating: why it’s time to stop cleaning your plate

Health experts agree that enforcing a “clean your plate” rule — regardless of a child’s age — isn’t always good for healthy eating.

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What’s the right allowance for your child?

Think about the lessons you want your child to learn and pick an allowance structure that supports that.

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Asthma flare-ups: what you need to know

Asthma flare-ups occur when the airways tighten in reaction to triggers such as pollen, dust, smoke or exercise.

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How to avoid distracted parenting

In her blog post, Children’s National Hospital psychologist Eleanor Mackey, PhD, gives parents tips on how to avoid distracted parenting.

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Finding the right therapy for your child with autism

It can be helpful to know what your child’s therapy options are — especially when they are between evaluations or waiting for an appointment.