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.
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.
With the right asthma action plan, most children with asthma can live full and active lives.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, isn't limited to those 18 and older.
If your doctor suggests a treatment program to help your child lose weight, look for one that involves both you and your child.
Spanking in general teaches children what not to do and doesn't teach them what to do instead.
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.
Some kids need plenty of time to warm up and become independent, and others would leave home if you let them.
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.
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.
Make a potty available, show your toddler how it works, then offer gentle encouragement.
Here are tips for helping (not forcing) your grade-schooler to drift off to dreamland.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Public Health Association have guidelines that can help you make up your mind.
Besides having trouble with school and relationships, teenagers taking drugs may display emotional extremes with irritability, anger and changes in sleep patterns.
Farming seems to be the most dangerous job. Teens also get hurt in restaurants, supermarkets, retail stores, and other places where they find after-school and summer work.
It's best to catch vision problems while a child is very young. Later, problems are harder to correct.
Power tools make yard work easier, from mowing the lawn to trimming the bushes. These tools, however, also pose a threat to children if precautions aren't taken.
Many products seek to prevent bug bites, but products containing DEET (usually listed on labels as N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) are quite effective.
All 50 states have a combination of laws that require drivers to restrain children in car seats, booster seats, and seats belts. Specifics vary by state, based on the child's age and size.
Children have fun exploring, and you can keep them safe by controlling the household terrain.
The number one rule when shopping with your children is to remember you're shopping with your children. Keep an eye on them at all times.
As difficult as it is being a teenager, being a parent of one is even harder.
With its range of educational sites and informative encyclopedias, the Internet can be a useful learning tool for kids of all ages. But it can also pose a serious risk: identity theft.
Most headaches in kids are caused by tension, not disease. Your pediatrician can determine what kind of headache your child has.
When children are young, it's normal for them to have a variety of childhood illnesses and problems. Most go away as the child gets older.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases offers suggestions to help your child develop and maintain good eating habits and to prevent chaotic mealtimes in your home.
Here are recipes that fit the bill for teaching some baking basics and setting some good nutrition patterns early. All you'll need are some simple tools and tolerance for a few spills. These recipes are safe for a child to make (with adult help) and are practically foolproof.
Having your child wear the appropriate safety gear and use common sense when skating can help reduce the risk for injury.
Learning a bit more about vitamins and minerals can help ensure your kids are on the right nutritional track.