Parenting

Before your child undergoes any medical treatment, it is critical for you to have a full understanding of the diagnosis, procedure and options available. This will help you manage the fears and anxieties your child may feel.
How much activity should your child get? What kinds of activity are important? Find out here.
The sports that cause the most injuries are basketball, baseball, pool sports and racket sports. But any sport that involves a projectile is considered hazardous to the eyes.
Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodies and how well they perform.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taught to children at a young age.
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.
When you're looking for a babysitter, give yourself enough time to be selective.
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.
Anger, fear, separation anxiety, a sense of abandonment, self-blame, sadness and embarrassment are common reactions to divorce for most children.
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.
By involving teens as full participants in their self-care, they're more likely to choose healthy behaviors throughout their lives.
Before you look into a sports program, make sure your child is ready. A child’s readiness can depend on a number of factors.
Children deal with death in many different ways, and not necessarily in the same manner as adults.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, isn't limited to those 18 and older.
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.
Here are tips on the basics of child safety.
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.
Some kids need plenty of time to warm up and become independent, and others would leave home if you let them.
Choosing how to feed your baby is an important decision that has life-long effects for your baby and for you.
Make a potty available, show your toddler how it works, then offer gentle encouragement.
Hepatitis B is a highly contagious, sexually transmitted disease caused by a virus that attacks the liver, possibly causing lifelong liver infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer and death.
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