popular topics in children's general health

  • vitamin vitamin d for kids
    Children's General Health
    Vitamin D for Kids: It Does More than Just Keep Teeth and Bones Strong
    One of the many challenges parents face on a daily basis is keeping their children in good health. When it comes to making sure kids are properly nourished, a multivitamin might be necessary. Vitamin D for kids is especially important for tooth a...
    Steven Auger
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    Children's General Health
    Treating Asthma in Kids During Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
    April showers might bring May flowers, but it can also bring a lot of allergies. Along with an increase in allergens floating around in the air, you might also see an increase in asthma problems in your children. Throughout Asthma and Allergy Awa...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Feed Your Kid Right to Prevent Cold and Flu
    Colds and Flu
    Cold and Flu Season: Are You Feeding Your Kids Right?
    If your kids are anything like mine, once the cold weather hits, their noses become little snot-faucets. From October to April, it's one cold after another. We've dealt with everything from sniffles to full-on respiratory infections. Cold and fl...
    Laurie Mega
  • Children
    School and Learning
    Conversation Starter: What Are Children's Rights?
    All the humans in the world have rights, which are things they deserve, such as freedom, equality and respect. Children have additional rights because they need support from others to stay safe and to grow into healthy and responsible adults. For...
    Deborah L. Caine
  • Academic Achievements
    Under Pressure! 7 Tips for Managing School-Related Anxiety
    Many kids are feeling intense pressure to excel, thanks in part to changes in homework and testing, a focus on college admissions from an earlier age, plus new forms of social pressure. Feeling a bit of stress can keep kids focused and motivated ...
    Erin Dower
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    Contagious Childhood Illnesses
    10 Facts You Need to Know About the Measles Outbreak
    Since the beginning of 2015, the measles have infected more than 150 people from 17 states, with many cases stemming from an outbreak that originated at Disneyland in California and prompting the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to issue a pr...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Returning to School After Antibiotics
    Contagious Childhood Illnesses
    How Soon After Starting Antibiotics Can a Child Return to School?
    If your child is on antibiotics, how long do you have to wait before they can return to school? For some infections, it's 24 hours, but that's not always the case. ...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • Bowl of chicken noodle soup
    Colds and Flu
    7 Home Remedies to Soothe Cold and Flu Symptoms
    According to the National Institutes of Health, children get an average of 6 to 10 colds per year. Add that to flu season, and it can seem your child is always sick! Most cold and flu illnesses are viruses, meaning they can't be treated with anit...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • diverse, transgender children playing
    Gender Differences
    6 Tips for Understanding and Raising a Transgender Child
    Learning that your child is transgender can bring on a range of emotions — from confusion and grief to anger and fear — and will likely leave you with many questions. Will your child be safe? How will this change the dynamic of your family? M...
    Erin Dower
  • parent, child prepare for test
    Anxiety Disorders
    9 Anxiety-Busters for Kids Taking Standardized Tests
    Test day jitters are striking earlier than ever. In most states, standardized testing aligned with the Common Core begins in second or third grade, but a few states administer standardized tests as early as kindergarten. Many children experience ...
    Erin Dower
  • Kids
    Losing Baby Teeth
    Removing a Child's Loose Tooth
    Removing a Child's Loose Tooth There are times when a loose tooth is perfectly normal. Losing teeth is a rite of passage: baby teeth fall out, and adult teeth begin to peek through the gums. Ouch! Be sure to check the area where the tooth has b...
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    Keeping Kids Healthy
    Busted! 6 Truths About Childhood Myths
    Do you really need to wait an hour before swimming? Can you go outside with wet hair? Did you ever wonder if any of these myths were true? Find out the answers to all your pressing childhood questions! ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Sleep Schedules
    Recommended Sleep Needs By Age
    Use this printable guide to help determine if your child is getting enough sleep as recommended by the National Sleep Foundation. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Sleep Schedules
    6 Tricks to Help Your Toddler or Preschooler Go to Bed (and Stay There!)
    Has bedtime turned into an all-out battle of wills between you and your child? If getting your little one to sleep has become a nightly struggle, or if sleep is elusive now that he's in a new big-kid bed, has a new sibling, or had another big cha...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Family Life
    Illnesses and Diseases
    Mucus in Infant's Eyes
    Mucus in the eyes may indicate dacrostenosis, which is a blockage of the tear ducts. ...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

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    Bedtime Routine Checklist for Older Kids
    Bed Time Routine for Older Kids ...