By taking antiretroviral drugs during pregnancy, this Tanzanian mother lowered the risk of passing HIV to her daughter. Siegfried Modola/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Donta Jackson's snack of choice is a bag of Skittles. Brett Myers/Youth Radio hide caption

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Yvonne Condes helps her son Alec get ready for baseball practice. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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From left: 8-year-old Celedonia, 3-year-old Gavin, Amy Spencer and Doug Brown gather around the kitchen as Doug prepares a fruit salad for dinner. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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For some kids who grow up in poverty, the bond developed with Mom is especially important in dealing with stress. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Giancario Gemignani-Hernandez, 2, of Pittsburgh has his ear examined by Dr. Alejandro Hoberman. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Have a talk about avoiding drug use early and often. And don't overshare. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Despite public health campaigns urging women in the U.S. to take folic acid, many are still not taking the supplements when they become pregnant. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Brad McDonald and his 14-year-old daughter, Madalyn, are working to understand each other during her teenage years. Courtesy of Brad McDonald hide caption

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President Obama signs a series of executive orders Wednesday about the administration's gun law proposals as Vice President Biden and children who wrote letters to the White House about gun violence look on. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Some parents have worried that kids get too many vaccinations too quickly. A review of all the available research suggests those concerns are misplaced. Dmitry Naumov/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Health care reform should make it easier for many children to get routine dental checkups that are covered by insurance. Terry J Alcorn/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Many popular food games for computers and devices like tablets are actually "advergames", created by food manufacturers to market their products to kids. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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