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Some children grow more slowly than others. Height in the low normal range is still normal, healthcare providers say.
In an attempt to keep your little one happy and catch some much needed shut-eye, it may be tempting to bring your baby into bed with you. But doing so can be extremely dangerous.
Without enough shut-eye, children are more likely to struggle with their school studies, do poorly on the playing field, and suffer depression.
Making slime is a great lesson in science and creativity, but is it safe?
Organized sports for children offer obvious benefits such as physical fitness and sportsmanship, but did you know that a musical education program has many of the same benefits? Music education and participation in sports are both great ways to prepare your child for future success.
Teen dating violence is worrisome. But it's not inevitable. Here's how you and your teen can avoid possibly unsafe situations and reduce the risk for problems.
Street hockey is popular because it's cheaper than regular hockey and can be played anywhere there is a hard surface.
Being a kid isn’t easy. Feeling pressure to get good grades, managing parent expectations and navigating social situations can take a toll. How can we help kids better manage stress? One way is to encourage exercise.
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year old. SIDS is sometimes called crib death because the death may happen when a baby is sleeping in a crib. It’s one of the leading causes of death in babies from ages 1 month to 1 year. It happens most often between 2 and 4 months old.
Symptoms of eye problems in children include crossed eyes, redness in the eyes, squinting, and excessive tearing.
For a parent who needs to take an infant's or child's temperature, there are now 4 digital thermometer choices.
Talking with your child about drugs, alcohol and tobacco is hard. But you can't afford to ignore these topics. Kids learn about these substances and feel pressure to use them at a very young age.
Studies show that about half of U.S. teens have had sex by age 18. Read on for helpful tips about educating your kids about sex.
How can you get your kids into the handwashing habit? We've got a few tips for you below.
Suicide is when a teen causes his or her own death on purpose. Before trying to take his or her own life, a teen may have thoughts of wanting to die. Read on to learn how to recognize the warning signs, and how to get your teen help.
Many young people take prescription medicines because they believe they are safer than street drugs. But they can be just as dangerous if taken improperly. Read on to learn more.
These fits of rage - the stomping, screaming, and falling on the floor - are a normal part of childhood development. Temper tantrums often happen only with a parent. They are a way for the child to communicate his or her feelings.
Test your knowledge on kids' stuttering.
There are lots of places kids and teens can learn about sexuality—TV, music, the internet—but hearing about it from you is the most important source of all. The biggest influence in teenagers’ decisions about sex is not their friends or the media, but their parents.
On college campuses across the U.S., many students ages 18 to 24 are taking part in a dangerous activity called binge drinking. This means drinking alcohol to the point of getting drunk. Read on to learn more about the risks.
Knowing about marijuana can help you tell if your child or someone else is using it, and help them to get treatment.
In today’s digital world, kids and teens often sort out their identities online. And some social media platforms have a darker side—often hidden from parents’ view.
More than 170 million Americans celebrate Halloween. Tricks for making it a healthier holiday can benefit your children and those who come to your door.
Since 1977, health care providers in the U.S. have been using pediatric growth charts to see how kids stack up. It’s important to track a child’s growth rate over time, but keep in mind that no one number tells the whole story.
Detailed information on the most common types of ringworm, including diagnosis and treatment
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