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Video games, school sports, TV, the Internet: Here's how parents can monitor their kids interests and hobbies without interfering.

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9 Best Helmets for Biking and Skateboarding

Shopping for bicycle or skateboarding helmets can overwhelm you if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Does it have the right certifications? Is it comfortable with all the padding? How easy is it to adjust? Will your teen actually wear it? We did all the homework for you and found our top nine helmets that not only look good, but have been proven to protect your head. 
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3 Common Training Mistakes Teen Athletes Make

We asked an expert trainer for the most common mistakes high school athletes make.
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ATV Safety Tips for Your Teen

As fun as riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) can be for teens, there are also real dangers. Thousands of kids are injured on them every year. Use these tips, from Sean Elwell, R.N., E.M.T., the trauma program manager at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, to avoid an accident.
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Safety Check: Is Your Kid's Sports Gear Safe?

Every sport comes with risks, but faulty equipment shouldn't be one of them. We asked Jim Thornton, president of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, for the signs that your kid's sports gear might be doing more harm than good.
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Safety Blitz: Teens and Sports Injuries

More kids than ever are playing sports, and that's a good thing. But along with fun and fitness comes a rising risk of injury, and parents need to learn to play defense.
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Make Your Move: 5 New Word Games

Start strategizing now. These entertaining word challenges borrow moves and tricks from a few favorite games.
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Your Family Sports Checkup

Feeling sporty? Before you and the fam hit the pedals, trails or playing field, check out these stay-healthy-and-safe tips.
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Fuel Up Your Student Athlete!

Whether your action-loving kid is the next David Beckman or simply a backyard star, he or she needs the right fuel to stay in the game.