Family Meals: More Than Good Nutrition
If you don't have a family meal each day, it's time to get out the plates. Table time yields benefits that go far beyond food.
Female Teen Athletes: At Risk for Injury?
Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodies and how well they perform.
Find Nutrients for Children in Food, Not Pills
While you want to make sure your child gets the right vitamins and minerals, it's best for kids to get all the nutrients they need from food. But there are some children who may need a supplement.
Finding the Best Day Care for Your Child
Is it almost time to go back to work? The idea of leaving your baby with strangers might be hard to swallow. But finding good day care doesn’t have to be difficult, if you follow this advice.
Finding the Right Rehab Program for Substance Abuse
Drug addiction and alcohol addiction are chronic diseases that can be treated as successfully as many other chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, asthma, and diabetes.
Five Mealtime Survival Tips for Harried Parents
You and your kids need to eat right. But with your busy schedule, it's tough to make sure everyone has nutritious meals and snacks. Check out these timesaving tips for preparing nutritious meals for the whole family.
Five Tips for Handling a Bad Report Card
A disappointing grade can become an emotional tripwire for parent and child alike.
For Kids, Games Can Build Strong Minds
Citing the latest research on the brain, experts say chess, Scrabble, Monopoly -- even jigsaw puzzles or tic-tac-toe -- help children build analytical, organizational and creative skills.
For More Babies, Birth Comes Too Soon
One in eight U.S. babies is preterm, says the Institute of Medicine. That's a rise of 30 percent in recent decades.
For Obese Teens, Surgery Is the Last Resort
Extreme obesity plagues more than a million teens and young adults, experts estimate. What's a parent to do?
Getting a Start on Solid Foods
As a child approaches 4 to 6 months of age, most mothers begin to worry about when to start solid foods.
Give Eating Right a Green Light
Trust that when kids are hungry enough, they'll eat the healthy options you serve.
Give Young Athletes Plenty of Fluids
During hot weather, if young athletes don't get enough water to replace what is lost through perspiration, they face the risk of dehydration.
Giving Your Baby the Best Nutrition
How do you know your infant or toddler is getting what he needs in the food department?
Glasses Can Help Even Young Children
Doctors who specialize in children's eye care say children usually become near- or farsighted between ages 6 and 12. But even infants can wear glasses if they need help to see well.
Growing Up Short or Heavy Can Be Difficult
When children believe they are different in some way, they feel bad. Whether because of their height or some other characteristic, they are going to be aware of differences.
Guidelines for Raising Smoke-Free Kids
The most important thing is to keep the lines of communication open -- the more you talk to your children, the better chance you have of staying close when things get tough or when important issues like smoking arise.
Healthy Diets Overview
Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taught to children at a young age.
Help for a Child with a Cold
You want to help a child with cold symptoms feel better, but choosing among countless over-the-counter (OTC) cold medicines can be daunting. Here are some guidelines that can help.
Help Your Babysitter Prepare for Anything
When you're looking for a babysitter, give yourself enough time to be selective.
Help Your Child Find the Meaning of Sports
Win or lose, experts say, it's far more important for young people to take away from sports some lessons about self-esteem, motivation, discipline and getting along with others.
Help Your Children Chill Out
Kids must cope with all the issues, such as violence or global warming, that stress out adults. But they must also handle stresses added by their parents and the media.
Helping Children Conquer Fear
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.
Helping Kids Cope with a Divorce
Anger, fear, separation anxiety, a sense of abandonment, self-blame, sadness and embarrassment are common reactions to divorce for most children.