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Healthy holiday eating can be a piece of cake … or not (VIDEO)

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From grandma’s chocolate chip cookies to the sweet cranberry sauce ladled across most of the dining table, the holidays present special challenges when trying to watch how much and what you eat.

Enjoy the thrills, avoid the spills, this Halloween (VIDEO)

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Halloween is the one time of year when it’s necessary – even fashionable – for parents to have eyes in the back of their heads. In this Children’s Channel video, Heather Trnka, EMT-P, EMS-I, the injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids Summit County, discusses ways to keep little boys and ghouls from […]

How to talk to your kids about Ebola

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  Child psychologist Georgette Constantinou shares these tips for parents who want to ease their children’s concerns about the Ebola virus: Keep calm while discussing this topic with your children and use age appropriate language. Listen to them and gauge what they are hearing and are worried about, and acknowledge their fears. Reassure them that […]

The gray area of disciplining children

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As child abuse allegations continue to make front-page news, WAKR’S Ray Horner recently spoke with pediatric psychologist Geoffrey Putt, director of outpatient therapy centers at Akron Children’s Hospital, about discipline techniques and positive parenting. “Many people do what they were taught…and if that [spanking] is what you learned and experienced, it puts you in a […]

Make the most of a child’s “extra” time (VIDEO)

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Extracurricular activities can provide children with fond memories and learning experiences that may shape their lives for many years to come. In this video, child psychologist Geoffrey Putt discusses the role parents can play in ensuring a healthy balance in the amount and type of these activities.

Promising food allergy treatments for children on the horizon

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Researchers are testing promising new treatments for food allergies. A recent article on NBCNews.com points to 2 treatments that are desensitizing children who suffer from common food allergies and giving them the chance to taste foods that once would have sent them straight to the hospital.