Parenting

11 Ways to Raise a Healthy Child

Now that you’ve brought your baby safely into the world, there are some important things you should know to help you keep your little one healthy, safe, and happy throughout the formative years.

5 Key Mistakes Parents Make With Car Seats

Safe Kids Worldwide estimates that three out of four children too small for seatbelts are incorrectly restrained in car seats or booster seats.

A Child's First Dental Visit Fact Sheet

Your child should see a dentist six months after eruption of the first tooth, experts say. The dentist can provide or recommend preventative information regarding baby bottle tooth decay, infant feeding practices, mouth cleaning, teething, pacifier habits and finger-sucking habits.

A Chubby Baby Is Not a Sign of Obesity

With childhood obesity on the rise, should parents worry about the weight of their babies?

A Kids' Asthma Journal

Do you want to gain better control over your asthma? Put it in writing!

A Primer for Preschooler Safety

Your little ones can learn a lot about safety if you take some time to teach them. Here's an ABC that you and your children can recite together.

A Safety Checklist for Parents

You can help keep your children safe by following these precautions.

Aerobic Exercises for Kids

Aerobic exercise is important for kids. It helps keep their heart, lungs, and blood vessels healthy. It can also help them keep or get to a healthy weight.

Air Bags and Kids

A car with an air bag is considered safer than a car without one. But for children under 12 years old, air bags can be dangerous.

All About Child Passenger Safety

Installing your child's car seat properly and using it every time your son or daughter rides in the car is one of the best ways to help keep him or her safe in case of an accident.

All Family Time Is Quality Time

Quality time should be woven into our lives. As our children get older and slip away, we need to stop worrying about the extraordinary and think more about the ordinary."

Answers to Questions About Your Child's Mental Health

Although some behavior problems can be attributed to normal child development, some require professional help.

Appendicitis: Children and Teens

Appendicitis, an infection of the appendix, is the most common reason for a child to need emergency abdominal surgery.

Asthma: First Doctor Visit for Your Child

You may be wondering what questions the provider will ask or what tests and exams your child will need.

Babies and Toddlers Need Iron to Thrive

Is your new baby getting enough iron? It’s important to know. The mineral provides fuel for growth spurts, brain development and more. Find out the exact amount your new baby needs and good food sources of iron.

Babies Need 'Tummy Time'

Putting babies to sleep on their backs has dramatically reduced the incidence of SIDS. One unexpected side effect: Many infants now have a flattened head.

Basics About Your Newborn’s Body

Even the best-prepared parents may be surprised by a few things that are quite normal in newborns.

Binge Drinking Dangers for Young People

Binge drinkers are most likely found on college campuses, where many students consider a big game or fraternity party an excuse to drink all weekend.

Bullies: Helping Your Child Cope

Bullying is intentional tormenting that can be physical, social, or psychological. Hitting, shoving, threatening, shunning, and spreading rumors can all be forms of bullying. Kids who experience bullying can become depressed, develop low self-esteem, avoid school, feel physically ill, and even think about killing themselves.

Buying a Bike for Your Child

Most youngsters learn the basics of pedaling, steering and braking on a tricycle or "big wheel" cycle, and around age 4 are ready to try a two-wheeler with training wheels.

Child Health Emergencies

A good guideline to follow is that a medical emergency is any time your child has an injury or illness you believe threatens his or her health or may cause permanent harm.

Concussion’s Effects Can Spread to the Classroom

Any blow to the head can cause a concussion. Some of the symptoms may fade quickly, but others can linger. Your child may have trouble sleeping or thinking.

Concussions: Caution Is a No-Brainer

Although concussions range from mild to severe, they're all serious injuries that can harm the way the brain works.

Cool Tools to Keep Your Kids From Smoking

Many teenagers still think smoking is cool. Here are some tools to help parents stay diligent in keeping their kids from smoking.

Cough Medicine Abuse by Teens

A common ingredient in many cough and cold remedies has become a popular substance to abuse by teenagers searching for a cheap, easy high.

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