Having fears and worries is a normal part of childhood development. A general guideline is that normal anxiety is short lived and does not interfere with your child’s daily function or ability to perform tasks he or she desires...Read more

Bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, is involuntary urination during sleep. While very common, it is embarrassing for children. Learn more about bedwetting its causes...Read more

Biking is a great way for children to meet the goal of 60 minutes of physical activity a day. However, biking does not come without risk. Learn how to keep your child safe on a bike...Read more

Bullying can begin as soon as children start playing together. There are several types of bullying, including physical (aggressive), verbal (mean teasing or threatening), and relational (spreading rumors or leaving someone out)...Read more

Appropriate car safety is one of the most important things parents can do to keep their child safe. At each stage, kids are at risk in different ways and require different safety considerations...Read more

The majority of kids’ choking injuries are caused by food. However, food is not the only choking hazard you should worry about. Learn some tips to help prevent your child from choking...Read more

Colds are common in children and can be spread by a sneeze, a cough or even sharing a toy. Learn more about symptoms, treatment and when to call your pediatrician...Read more

Constipation happens when children have infrequent bowel movements or bowel movements that are hard, dry, or difficult and/or painful to pass...Read more

The most effective insect repellants contain DEET. Learn some guidelines to follow when using DEET on your child...Read more

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease of childhood and can lead to toothaches that interfere with eating, sleeping, school attendance and performance. The good news is they can be prevented...Read more

Dyslexia is a complex language problem. It involves not being able to break down a word into the sounds that make it up, as well as not being able to think or write about the sounds in a word...Read more

Just as seat belts and helmets protect kids from injuries, a careful approach to food safety can help safeguard your family from food poisoning and food borne illness...Read more

Firearms are a significant cause of injury and death in the United States. Studies have shown that 1 in 3 homes with guns also have children in the home...Read more

Headaches in children are very common, with 20 percent of kids—preschoolers through teenagers—reporting frequent or severe headaches each year...Read more

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for adolescents. The social and academic stresses of these years, combined with the availability of alcohol and drugs and the effect of social media, leave many parents concerned...Read more

Since iron is important for energy, muscle function, and brain development, a child who is not getting enough iron can have learning or behavioral problems...Read more

Today’s kids are growing up immersed in digital media. Parents often feel like they can’t keep up, can’t keep track of what their kids are doing, and struggle with creating rules about digital media use...Read more

Lead is a soft, heavy, toxic metal that is found in many products we use every day. Lead poisoning occurs when there is enough lead in the body to cause serious health and development problems...Read more

Approximately 6-12 million cases of head lice occur each year, mainly affecting children ages 3-11. The greatest risk factor for contracting head lice is head-to-head contact, not personal and environmental hygiene...Read more

Welcoming a new baby to the family is an exciting time and one of great change, especially if there is an older sibling in the home. Learn more about how to prepare older children for their new baby sibling...Read more

Nightmares and night terrors are sleep disorders that fall under the medical term parasomnias, which occur at transitions between REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, non-REM sleep, and wakefulness...Read more

If you have a picky eater, you are not alone. 30-50 percent of parents say their toddler is a picky eater. Learn some tips on how to get your child to try a new food...Read more

Parenting is one of life’s greatest joys but it also presents big challenges. Learn about five helpful strategies for purposeful parenting...Read more

Reading and writing skills are important factors in your child’s success in school and work. Reading can also be a fun and imaginative activity for children, which opens doors to all kinds of new worlds for them...Read more

The holidays are a particularly busy time of year for many families. As you put up decorations and gather friends and family together to celebrate, keep these safety tips in mind...Read more

Sibling rivalry is the jealousy, competition, and fighting between brothers and sisters. It typically continues throughout childhood and can be frustrating and stressful for parents...Read more

An Individual Education Plan, or IEP, is used by public schools to provide specialized, tailored education services for children with disabilities...Read more

Abdominal pain, or stomachache, affects almost all children at some point during childhood. There are many possible causes of abdominal pain...Read more

Stuttering is a speech disorder where the normal flow of speech is broken up by repeating or lengthening sounds, syllables, or words...Read more

Sunshine and time spent outdoors are part of a full, active childhood. Too much sunshine (and sunburns), however, can cause be dangerous for you and your child. Keep these tips in mind to protect your child from the sun...Read more

Conflict is a normal occurrence between children and learning to resolve conflict is an important life skill for children to develop. Learn some important tips in helping your child deal with conflict...Read more

Ticks are tiny, creepy, crawly bugs that need to feed on blood to survive. They can feed on mammals like humans, dogs, and deer, as well as birds, reptiles and amphibians...Read more

Yes, it’s important to call out children’s bad behavior. But it’s crucial to acknowledge their positive actions, too...Read more

Toys and children’s products play an important role in childhood and child development. Toy-related injuries, however, are a significant contributor to hospital emergency room visits...Read more

Winter weather offers families the chance to enjoy all kinds of fun cold weather activities. Make sure your kids are prepared to safely enjoy all that winter has to offer...Read more