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Parenting

  • 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.
  • Breastfeeding Helps Mothers and Children
  • Building Bonds with Your Grandchildren
    Grandparents can play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren. In some families, they are the caregivers; in others, they help make lasting memories through special visits.
  • Bullies Go High-Tech
    You can now add bullying to the list of things made easier by technology. Bullies use e-mail, instant messaging, and text messaging on cell phones to reach victims.
  • 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.
  • Caring for a Child With Type 1 Diabetes
    If your child suddenly develops a fever and grows weak, tired and nauseated, the youngster probably has the flu or some other virus. But the symptoms could also be warning signs of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes.
  • Caring for Tiny Teeth
    Make sure your baby's developing teeth are not at risk from nursing or bottle tooth decay.
  • Caring for Your Sick Child
    You should always call a doctor if you have any doubts or questions about how to take care of your sick child at home.
  • Cesarean Doesn't Mean Forever
    Many women who have had cesarean births can attempt to deliver vaginally if no risk factors are present.
  • 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.
  • Child Safety for All Ages
    Some safety hazards apply to all children. But many problems are especially dangerous for children at a particular age or stage of development. Keep these precautions in mind as your children grow.
  • Childhood Immunizations: Get the Facts
    If you are the parent of a young child, you may be confused about the safety of immunizations.
  • Children and Cholesterol
    If you, your parents or your parents' siblings had a heart attack before age 55, you should have your child's cholesterol tested.
  • 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.