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Being a kid can be tough. You can’t always protect kids from these challenges. But you can nurture your children’s resilience to help them respond to the challenges of adolescence and successfully navigate in adulthood.
A tonsillectomy may be recommended if your child has throat infections that keep coming back. Adenoidectomy is recommended if your child has a lot of trouble breathing through the nose. Often the tonsils and adenoids are removed at the same time.
Small toys or toys with small removal parts are not appropriate for children ages 3 and younger.
Home trampolines are popular and seem like lots of fun, but they're also dangerous. They cause thousands of injuries every year in the U.S.
Scrapes and sprains are a fact of life for most children, so it's good to know what to do when they come home with a minor injury.
If you're pregnant with twins, you'll want to carefully consider this advice. It can help increase your chances for a full-term pregnancy.
Parents need to realize the rational part of a teen's brain isn't fully developed and won't be until he or she is 25 years old or so.
Your challenge is to find toys that your children will enjoy and that you know are safe.
Today, nearly 50 percent of kids touch their first screen while still wearing diapers. About three-fourths of teens have smartphones. But how much screen time should children be exposed to?
When wetting happens in a child who is old enough to control his or her bladder, it’s known as enuresis. Here's what you need to know.
More people are lighting up with electronic cigarettes. Unlike regular cigarettes, these devices deliver nicotine without all the smoke. But are they safer? Learn what's known about e-cigarettes and vaping.
Most children rely on backpacks to carry books and supplies to and from school and activities. But a backpack that's too heavy or doesn't fit right can cause harm.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Sports Medicine now say that strength training is fine for kids, as long as they are supervised and don't try to lift too much weight.
Where can you as a parent turn to for the facts about vaccine safety? The first place to go is your child's healthcare provider.
If you’re a mother-to-be whose pregnancy isn’t routine your doctor or midwife may refer you to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist (MFM) for extra care. The focus of these high-risk pregnancy experts is keeping both of you healthy before, during, and after you give birth. Here’s what you should know about MFMs and the benefits of working with one.
Child abuse can happen in any family and in any neighborhood. Studies have shown that child abuse crosses all boundaries of income, race, ethnic heritage and religious faith.
Nausea and vomiting can make you feel miserable. But it's important to remember that these are not diseases. Rather, they are symptoms of many illnesses.
As children become young adults, it’s time to start thinking about moving on to an adult doctor. Knowing what you can expect to happen during this transition can help it go more smoothly for everyone.
Learning about grief and how it affects your family can help you get through the difficult times together. It may even help your family grow stronger.
Parental disagreements about expectations, discipline, and other aspects of child-rearing can leave children feeling confused and insecure. The solution? Learn to parent as a team, despite your differences.
Your pediatrician is your go-to person for questions about your child’s well-being or when your child gets sick. But sometimes, your child might have a problem that warrants a visit to a pediatric specialist.
For parents of a newborn, first-time parents, or any anxious mom or dad, it may be hard to tell a true health threat that needs a healthcare provider's attention from a frightening, yet simple, illness that doesn't need medical treatment. Most sniffles, sneezes, and stomachaches don't need medical attention. But how do you know when it's time to call the healthcare provider?
While tragedies have always been a part of life, technology has made it easier than ever for kids to learn about bad things that are happening all over the world. If your instinct as a parent is to shelter them from all that’s grim, that’s understandable—but of course it’s impossible.
A look at why kids get carsick, with helpful tips for prevention—and what to do if it occurs.
The bond between mother and child is one of the most important connections humans can make. But the bond between father and child is just as vital.
You may be surprised to learn that taking care of your baby’s teeth begins during pregnancy. How can you do that? By taking care of your own dental health.
Remember that terrible twos" phase of a child's life also can be the "terrific twos." Watching your children grow and learn is an enriching experience."
The prospect of new experiences away from parents or other loved ones can be quite frightening, especially for younger children. These worries are a normal part of development for all children.
You may be wondering what questions the healthcare provider will ask, or what tests and exams your child will need. Read on to learn what you and your child can expect.
Having a child with diabetes can be overwhelming. Fortunately, a team of experts can guide you now and in the years to come.
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