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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Child Development Advice
Toddler Tantrums Tamed

Toddler Tantrums Tamed

When your toddler is in the middle of a meltdown, it’s natural to feel embarrassed, ashamed, even helpless and unfit. But the reality is that nearly every parent has been in your shoes – and many feel like they don’t have the tools to muddle their way through. Fact is, …

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Raising Healthy Kids
Autism and Co-Existing Conditions

More Than Autism: Coping with Co-Existing Conditions

Did you know that nearly three-quarters of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) also have another medical or psychiatric condition? These co-existing conditions — what doctors call co-morbid conditions — can take a tremendous toll on the lives of children with ASD and their families. Autism, or autism spectrum …

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Preventing SIDS
Infant Safe Sleep and SIDS

The Essential Guide to Safe Sleep for Your Baby

Most parents of newborns have experienced this basic, primal fear: You lay your baby down to sleep, yet you can’t help but continually check on him to make sure he’s still breathing. This worry is a normal one, and one that fades with time. That said, setting up a safe …

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Adolescent Health
Is Your Teen Sleep Deprived?

Is Your Teen Sleep Deprived?

Many teens tend to stay up late. They’re on social media, watching television or YouTube, studying, or just tossing and turning for hours unable to fall asleep. Sleep can also be disrupted during stressful times during adolescence like exams or relationship problems. More than two-thirds of high school students in …

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Staying In Tune With Your Teen
anxiety in teens

Anxiety in Teens: What Parents Need to Know

Anxiety is a normal response by the body when stress or danger looms. We’ve all been there – and can probably remember those anxiety-inducing situations that are very common in our teenage years. You walk into a class before an important test, and you feel your heart beat a little …

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