Nutrition experts agree that a wide assortment of nutritionally balanced snacks served in moderation can be a healthy, essential part of a child's diet.
Plastic surgery is not for every youth. For some procedures, the child must reach milestones in age, growth and physical maturity.
Before making a decision on a camp, though, you should consider what kind of camping experience will benefit both your child and family.
While being a new Mom brings lots of joy, it also brings stress—something a crying baby can make worse. Better understanding why your baby cries can help you deal with this stress in a healthy way and help you avoid the most common form of child abuse: Shaken baby syndrome.
You may think of heart disease as a problem for adults, not your young children. But diet and exercise habits started in childhood can begin a lifetime of heart health, or a lifetime of heart damage.
Inhalants are breathable chemical vapors that produce mind-altering effects. Knowing the facts about inhalants can help you protect your children.
On the street, GHB is used for is ability to produce a feeling of euphoria and hallucinations.
Although lead poisoning is often associated with the paint of older homes, children may be exposed to lead if the soldering on water pipes is new. In fact, lead may be found in many parts of a home, including soil, food or even the air.
A medical error can occur when something that was planned for medical care doesn't work, or when the wrong plan was used in the first place.
Youngsters spend time online messaging, chatting, searching and surfing. Although most of these Internet experiences are likely positive, parents need to be aware of the dangers to better protect their children.
If your young child begs for an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), doctors say you should resist, because these off-road vehicles can kill.
Research shows that reading regularly to young children, especially those between ages 6 months and 5 years, is central to their overall growth and development.
Teen drivers have the highest accident and fatality rates of any age group. If you're the parent of a young driver, you can help protect your child by learning about the problem and taking steps to decrease your child's risk of dying in a car crash.
May through August is the most dangerous time of year for children, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. In a recent report, Safe Kids found nearly half of all injury-related childhood deaths occur during the summer.
Keeping your family safe and sound can be as easy as following simple safety rules consistently. Here's a checklist from the National Safety Council can help you maintain essential safety precautions.
Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of childhood death in the United States. But when properly installed and used, child safety seats reduce the risk of death by 70 percent for infants and 55 percent for toddlers.
Every day, injuries send 25,000 children to emergency rooms. Simple precautions could head off most of those trips.
Some kids don't want to try new things in their lunch. But a variety of foods gives children a variety of nutrients and expands their palates.
There are no magic words to make a teen drive like an adult. But by setting rules, parents can make a dramatic difference in preventing crashes.
Without enough shut-eye, children are more likely to struggle with their school studies, do poorly on the playing field, and suffer depression.
Pediatricians say there are easy and effective ways to get your kids to eat well other than playing the food enforcer. Parents need to avoid the bickering and control games that make meals tense and unappetizing.
Experts say today's small music players pose a big risk of hearing loss. One reason: The "earbuds" used with iPods and other MP3 players fit into the ears, not over them.
The top cause of diaper rash is moisture, made worse by chafing or rubbing. That's why it's important to check your baby's diaper often and change it.
Organized sports for children offer obvious benefits such as physical fitness and sportsmanship, but did you know that a musical education program has many of the same benefits? Music education and participation in sports are both great ways to prepare your child for future success.
Sports is the leading cause of school-age children's eye injuries, but most of those injuries are preventable.
Although teen dating violence is worrisome, it's not inevitable. You and your teen can avoid potentially perilous situations and reduce the risk for problems.
Street hockey is popular because it's cheaper than regular hockey and can be played anywhere there is a hard surface.
Parents need to be prepared to focus their energy on soothing, distracting or comforting their child during the flight.
Grandchildren really do like learning about how life used to be, even if they don't directly say so.
Kids who drink soda tend to eat fewer fruits and vegetables, and get less calcium, protein and vitamins A and D, because they are drinking less milk. They also take in more calories.