The Challenge of Food Allergies

Keep Calm & Carry an EpiPen: How to Cope With Your Child’s Food Allergy

Childhood food allergies are commonplace, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy to manage. Identifying what your child is allergic to – and how to steer clear of it – can be extraordinarily difficult. What’s more, once a test uncovers a child could have an anaphylactic reaction to a food allergen, …

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Raising Healthy Kids
Bedwetting Basics

Bedwetting Basics: How to Help Your Child

“I wet my bed.” These distressing words, whether delivered in the dark of night or at daybreak are upsetting to parents and children alike. Nighttime bedwetting, what doctors call “nocturnal enuresis,” is very common. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), an estimated 5 million to 7 million children …

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Parenting Advice

Stressed Out Teens: 4 Tips on How to Help

Today’s teens face more pressures than any generation before them. In addition to increasing academic demands, navigating physical changes and body image concerns, teenagers in the digital age are also expected to be “on” 24/7. In fact, many teens sleep with their smartphones right at their bedsides. That constant accessibility …

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Raising Healthy Kids
Essential Oils and Kids: Do They Mix?

Essential Oils and Kids: Do They Mix?

Essential oils are seeping into the spotlight — proponents claim they can boost immune function, improve sleep and even obliterate cold and flu symptoms. These highly-concentrated aromatic oils are produced by distilling oils from the roots, leaves, stems, flowers and bark of plants with steam or water. Essential oils are …

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Addiction & Teens
JUULing and teens

JUULing: The Vaping Trend Parents Need to Understand

Vaping — inhaling the aerosol vapor produced by an e-cigarette — isn’t a new activity among teenagers, but the products and packaging have become more camouflaged. A new type of vaping, called JUULing, features a flash drive-like design that can be easily tucked away in a closed fist, and the …

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Parenting an Adolescent
teen acne

Parents: Help Take the Trauma Out of Teen Acne

As if the teen years aren’t troubling enough, up to 90 percent of individuals in this age group also have to deal with skin eruptions and acne. While your own teenager’s skin issues may seem relatively minor to you, understand that even a small breakout can be a big blow …

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Safety First
child safety tips

Child Safety: Preventing Accidental Injuries in Summer (or Anytime)

Don’t let summer fun turn into a summer fiasco. The active fun that comes with warm weather can lead to an increase in accidental injuries, but the truth is that preventable injuries and death are a common occurrence year-round. “About 20 children die every day from preventable injury, that’s more …

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Raising Healthy Kids
Sun Protection for Kids

How to Protect Your Kids from the Sun

It’s important to protect yourself from the sun no matter what your age. However, children are especially vulnerable to the sun’s harmful rays. Beyond the burning, itching and pain, sunburns among kids under 18 dramatically increase the risk of developing skin cancer as they age. In fact, even a child …

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Raising Healthy Kids
Childhood asthma triggers

Common Asthma Triggers in Children

Asthma is the most common chronic condition in children, affecting 8.4 percent of people under age 18 in America. Beyond the coughing, wheezing and difficulty breathing, children with asthma face an increased risk of developing other chronic conditions, and have a higher risk of death. “Kids can develop asthma at …

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Child Safety
Preventing Accidental Poisoning

Preventing Accidental Poisoning

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That well-known adage speaks to a universal truth: taking precautions before a crisis occurs is preferable to treatment afterward. That is particularly true when dealing with potentially poisonous items in your home. “Prevention is the best way to protect your …

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