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Health Information For Kids
Mom and dad — they’re two of the most important people in your life. You probably see at least one of them every day and, over your lifetime, they’re likely to influence you more than anyone else you will meet. So if your dad worships, say, the Philadelphia Eagles, you’re likely to grow up being a big fan of that football team. And if your mom loves to read, you just might grow up carrying a book wherever you go, just like she does.
But parents do a lot more than just pass along their hobbies. Moms and dads need to care for their kids from the minute they’re born. It’s a parent’s job to love and guide kids — and most parents will do this as long as they live, even when the “kids” are grown up and have children of their own. That means you have many years ahead to share with your mom and dad.
Here are five ways you can stay close, get along, and build a strong relationship:
Sometimes you really need to talk with mom or dad. But it’s not always easy. Here are tips on how to have a good talk.
It’s normal for parents to disagree and argue sometimes. But when parents fight, it can make kids feel upset. The good news is that usually families can work together to solve problems.
Brothers and sisters might not always get along. How can you keep the peace? Find out in this article for kids.
Millions of kids live with just one parent. Are you one of them? Find out more in this article for kids.
Do you have a stepmom or stepdad? Lots of kids do. Find out more in this article for kids.
It’s normal for family members to disagree once in a while. Learn how keep your cool during an argument.
Noticing your feelings and saying how you feel can help you feel better. This article for kids has ideas on how to practice talking about feelings and emotions.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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