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Studies indicate that almost all children report having fears. Some of the most common fears are of bugs or ghosts, and studies have shown that kids are afraid of pretty much the same things no matter where they live in the world.
Before your teens leave home, teach them to make their own healthcare decisions. One way is to provide information and include them in their own self-care from an early age.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, isn't limited to those 18 and older.
Deciding to let your child stay home alone is a process. It requires planning, teaching, and taking a realistic look at your child’s readiness.
There are no set rules on when children can wear contact lenses. Much depends on the responsibility level of the child.
As a new parent, you may find tub time" a bit scary. Here are some suggestions on how to make it less stressful."
Some babies cry for long stretches at 3 and 12 weeks of age during steps in development when their sleep is less settled.
At least some anger is necessary for survival. Frequent or intense episodes of anger, however, aren't good for you or the people around you. If you find yourself boiling mad more often than not, try some of these tips to keep your temper in check.
All children need limits to feel safe. With the right methods, discipline can be a positive, loving, experience.
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right? Well, it isn’t always quite that simple, especially when it comes to kids. Swallowing a pill or an unpleasant-tasting liquid can be scary for little ones, but here are four tips to make it easier.
No parent wants to see their child struggle in school or repeat a grade. If your child is having trouble keeping up with schoolwork, there are many ways you can help.
Children start off life extremely attuned to details. They hyper-focus on the world around them, working intently to process what they’re seeing, hearing, tasting, touching. As they grow up and start to “go through the motions” of daily life, it can be helpful to teach them mindfulness.
It seems everyone has an opinion about pacifiers. That's because there are both advantages and disadvantages to using them. Get the full facts so you can make the right choice for your baby.
If your child is allergic to peanuts, here's what you need to know.
Choosing how to feed your baby is an important decision that has life-long effects for your baby and for you.
As part of your preparation for your new baby, you probably got an infant safety seat for the car. But do you know how to make sure it’s installed properly? And when do you switch to a child safety seat? Learn the ins and outs of safe car travel for your little one.
Make a potty available, show your toddler how it works, then offer gentle encouragement.
Hepatitis B is a highly contagious, sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by a virus that attacks the liver. It can possibly cause lifelong liver infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, and death.
Besides having trouble with school and relationships, teens taking drugs may display emotional extremes with irritability, anger, and changes in sleep patterns.
Farming seems to be the most dangerous job. Teens also get hurt in restaurants, supermarkets, retail stores, and other places where they find after-school and summer work.
Power tools make yard work easier, from mowing the lawn to trimming the bushes. These tools, however, also pose a threat to children if precautions aren't taken.
No one likes to sit on the sidelines. But from concussions to heat stroke, thousands of kids sustain sports injuries each year. Brush up on potential injuries and how to prevent them.
The lazy days of summer are almost here. With the lure of long mornings of sleeping in and no schoolwork, it can be hard to keep teens and tweens mentally and physically active. Here are some ideas to help them stay busy through the summer months.
Spending time with your children is important, especially when you have the chance to teach them something new. When lunch and dinner roll around, why not have them help prepare some delicious and healthy meals?
Most headaches in kids are caused by tension, not disease. Your pediatrician can determine what kind of headache your child has.
Older children need fewer checkups. But well-child visits are still important as children grow.
They may have a break from math class, but kids still do some adding over summer break. Problem is, what they tally is extra pounds.
With crisp air and cozy days by the fire, winter can be a wonderful time of year. But with those chilly temperatures come safety concerns. Here’s how to keep your kids happy and healthy during the colder months.
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