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Parenting

  • 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.
  • Avoid Soccer Injuries in Your Kids
  • 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.
  • Baby’s Emotional, Intellectual Development
    Because most brain development takes place after birth, parents have many opportunities to contribute to the brain's healthy development.
  • Basics About Your Newborn’s Body
    Even the best-prepared parents may be surprised by a few things that are quite normal in newborns.
  • Basketball: Make Safety a Point
    Experts say players can avoid injury by strengthening muscles through a supervised weight-training program before the season. That helps prevent injuries to knees and ankles, the most common court injuries.
  • Beating an Eating Disorder
    Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia have risen steadily to affect nearly 10 million women (and 1 million men).
  • Bed-Wetting: Help Your Child Stay Dry at Night
    Do not become angry if your child can't stay dry during the night. Never punish or tease your child for bed-wetting. Support and patience are the keys in helping your child.
  • Being There: Advice for Expectant Dads
    Remember scenes from old movies where the husband paces around the waiting room while his wife is in labor? As a father-to-be today, you know that you can participate throughout your partner's pregnancy.
  • Beware of Diarrhea Dehydration in Infants, Toddlers
    Poopy diapers are bad enough, but who wants to deal with baby’s diarrhea? Unfortunately the condition isn’t just a smelly mess, it’s also a health concern, because it can lead to dangerous dehydration.
  • Beware of Supplements for Kids
    Firms are advertising herbs and supplements as remedies for everything from colds and asthma to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, but dietary supplements and herbal mixtures aimed at children may be a waste of money -- and a threat to their health.