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.
You can tell your children how to eat well, but experts say it's better to show them. Children must learn from their parents and caregivers to value themselves, eat nutritiously, and get proper exercise and rest.
A scaly, red, itchy, dry rash can show up in the first weeks of life. It signals a vexing but treatable skin problem called atopic dermatitis (AD), often known as eczema. Most children outgrow AD, but in some cases, it may recur in the teenage years or in adulthood.
It's important for parents to be aware of how much exercise their kids are getting so they can make adjustments.
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.
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.
Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodies and how well they perform.
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.
Kids need to move to build cognitive and motor skills and to learn that physical activity is fun.
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.
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.
A disappointing grade can become an emotional tripwire for parent and child alike.
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.
Extreme obesity plagues more than a million teens and young adults, experts estimate. What's a parent to do?
For parents of a newborn, first-time parents, or any anxious mom or dad, it may be hard to tell a true health threat that needs a doctor's attention from a frightening, yet simple, illness that doesn't require medical treatment. Most sniffles, sneezes, and stomachaches don't need medical attention. But how do you know when it's time to call the doctor?
Introducing some of your cherished tunes to a grandchild may provide a great catalyst for imparting information about your past.
Since the late 1970s, children's playtime has fallen 25 percent and their outdoor activities have dropped 50 percent.
Rising "screen time" can cost kids the exercise they need to keep fit.
As a child approaches 4 to 6 months of age, most mothers begin to worry about when to start solid foods.
Trust that when kids are hungry enough, they'll eat the healthy options you serve.
During hot weather, if young athletes don't get enough water to replace what is lost through perspiration, they face the risk of dehydration.
How do you know your infant or toddler is getting what he needs in the food department?
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.
Being a cheerleader for your grandchildren doesn't require any special training. All you need to invest is some time and energy to become their biggest fan.
Before you hit the stores this holiday season, remember that the best toys are not just fun but also safe.
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.
A vaccine can protect babies from rotavirus, the most common cause of severe diarrhea in infants.
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.