Helping Picky Eaters Expand Their Palates
Although a lot of young children are finicky about food, they need help when they won’t eat the amount or variety required to keep up their nutritional status.
Helping Teens Embrace Self-Care
By involving teens as full participants in their self-care, they're more likely to choose healthy behaviors throughout their lives.
Helping Your Child Choose a Sport
Before you look into a sports program, make sure your child is ready. A child’s readiness can depend on a number of factors.
Helping Your Children Cope With Death
Children deal with death in many different ways, and not necessarily in the same manner as adults.
How to Bathe Your Baby
As a new parent, you may find "tub time" a bit scary. Here are some suggestions on how to make it less stressful.
How to Control Your Temper
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.
How to Help an Overweight or Obese Child
Ask a parent to name the greatest health threat to children and you'll hear about drinking or drugs. Rarely will anyone cite obesity -- even though it can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes.
How to Help Teenagers With Addicted Parents
Growing up is a tough challenge for most adolescents, but when their parents are abusing alcohol or drugs, the obstacles can seem overwhelming.
How to Keep Your Baby or Toddler Safe
Here are tips on the basics of child safety.
How to Prevent Childhood Obesity
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, one in five children in the United States is overweight or obese. That's twice as many overweight children as 20 years ago.
How to Raise Healthy Eaters
Here are suggestions to help you help your children attain and maintain a healthy weight.
How to Say No to Preteens
As children grow older, risks get more complex and restrictions harder to enforce.
How to Spot Drug Use in Kids
Although most adolescents who use drugs don't become drug abusers or drug addicts in adulthood, drug use in adolescence can put their mental, emotional and physical health at risk.
How to Stop a Crying Baby
Some babies cry for long stretches at 3 and 12 weeks of age during steps in development when their sleep is less settled.
How to Tell if Your Child Needs Braces
Orthodontic treatment most commonly begins between ages 9 and 14 because kids in this age range have at least some permanent teeth and are still growing.
How to Use a Pacifier
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.
How Your Child Can Live Well with Asthma
With the right asthma action plan, most children with asthma can live full and active lives.
Hypertension: Children Can Have It, Too
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, isn't limited to those 18 and older.
If Your Child Needs Treatment for Weight Issues
If your doctor suggests a treatment program to help your child lose weight, look for one that involves both you and your child.
In Child Discipline, Spanking Is No Hit
Spanking in general teaches children what not to do and doesn't teach them what to do instead.
In Children: Corticosteroids for Asthma
Daily inhaled corticosteroids are a key part of the treatment for children with mild, moderate or severe persistent asthma. "The possible side effects of medication are far less important than the known effects of untreated asthma," says William E. Berger, M.D., president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Independence Day: Granting Freedom to Kids
Some kids need plenty of time to warm up and become independent, and others would leave home if you let them.
Influenza Shots Urged for Young Children
Each fall you hear that the flu threatens senior citizens and folks with chronic ailments. But the rate of hospital stays is highest in another group—young children.
International Adoptions and Medical Needs
Understanding the medical, social and developmental issues unique to international adoption can help parents prepare for the special challenges and special needs of these children.