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  • Encouraging a Healthy Body Image for Parents

    A healthy and positive body image means liking your body, appreciating it, and feeling grateful for its qualities and capabilities. Parents can help kids develop a healthy body image.

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder for Teens

    For some people, worries about appearance become extreme and upsetting, interfering with their lives, a condition called body dysmorphic disorder.

  • Coping With Cosmetic Effects of Cancer Treatment for Parents

    It's normal for kids to have hair loss, skin changes, or weight gain during treatment. This article offers tips for helping kids feel better about their appearance.

  • A Guy's Guide to Body Image for Teens

    Many people think of guys as being carefree when it comes to appearance. But guys spend plenty of time in front of the mirror. And some worry just as much as girls do about their looks.

  • The First Day of Life for Parents

    Your baby's first day of life is one of the most eventful days in your own life. Here's what to expect on that special day.

  • What Is the Apgar Score? for Parents

    The very first test given to your newborn, the Apgar score occurs right after your baby's birth in the delivery or birthing room.

  • X-Ray Exam: Bone Age Study for Parents

    A bone age study can help evaluate how a child's skeleton is maturing, which can help doctors diagnose conditions that delay or accelerate growth.

  • "Am I Pretty?": What Moms, Daughters Really Think About ... for Parents

    KidsHealth asked thousands of mothers and daughters how they felt about their appearance. Their answers may surprise you.

  • Looking at Your Newborn: What's Normal for Parents

    When you first get to see, touch, and inspect your newborn, you may be surprised by what you see. Here's what to expect.

  • Your Child's Checkup: 12 Years for Parents

    Find out what this doctor's visit will involve when your child is 12.