popular topics in children's general health

  • Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables for eye health
    Eye Care
    Eat the Rainbow for Your Eyes
    Have you "eaten the rainbow" today? Brightly colored fruits and vegetables offer different nutrients that are good for your overall health, and eating the colors of the rainbow spectrum, especially those with the carotenoid lutein, may also prote...
    Bridget Swinney, R.D.
  • Close up of young girl looking at camera
    Anxiety Disorders
    How to Prepare Your Anxious Child for the Last Day of School
    How to Prepare Your Anxious Child for the Last Day of School Childhood anxiety has become more pronounced and prevalent in our children. In fact, according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, one in eight children has an anxiety di...
    Rebecca Henry, M.A., LMHC
  • Kids
    Ten-Year-Old Can't Fall Asleep
    Sleep patterns can vary quite a bit from child to child, but there are warning signs to look for. ...
  • Family of four hiking along trail
    Tick Bites
    6 Tips to Avoid Ticks
    Ticks are small, eight-legged bugs, usually brown or black in color. They are the second leading carrier of diseases to humans, second only to mosquitoes. Warm summer weather makes ticks more active, so it is important to be extra vigilant when s...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Sun Safety
    Safest Sunscreens for Kids
    Are you looking for a natural, mineral-based sunscreen for your child? The EWG recently updated their list of best chemical-free sunscreens for 2018. And check out our Staff Picks video highlighting our editor's personal favorites! Editor's Note:...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Close up of young boy sleeping under blanket.
    Childhood Obesity
    Goodnight, Sleepy Head: The Link Between Sleep and Childhood Obesity
    Goodnight, Sleepy Head: The Link Between Sleep and Childhood Obesity Everyone knows how great it feels to get a good night's sleep. You wake up feeling refreshed and alert. You're concentration and focus is better. Overall, you just feel good. T...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • 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...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Kids
    Head Lice
    What Everybody Needs to Know About Head Lice
    What Everybody Needs to Know About Head Lice Head lice are an unpleasant but fairly common part of childhood. The little buggers can turn up anywhere--in school, at a friend's house, or somewhere in public, and can spread from person to person by...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Ears
    Listen Up! Teen Hearing Loss Is on the Rise
    Listen Up! Teen Hearing Loss Is on the Rise Next time you can hear your teen's music blasting from his earphones, ask him how soon he would like to wear a hearing aid. That may sound extreme, but a new study published in the August 18, 2010 issu...
    Erin Dower
  • Family Life
    Positive Thinking
    10 Things That Make Everyone Happy
    10 Things That Make Everyone Happy Wake refreshed -- Ironically, to be happy when you're awake, you need to make sure you spend enough time in bed. Make sure you get enough sleep. Find love -- Few people would enjoy years alone on a desert islan...
  • Kids
    Childhood Illnesses
    Six-Year-Old Complains of Thigh Pain
    Thigh pain is an unusual complaint for a six-year-old. A good physical exam can usually localize where the problem is coming from, although sometimes X-rays and/or laboratory studies are needed. ...
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    My Bedtime Routine Checklist
    Skip the stress with bedtime and help your child get into a bedtime routine. Print and check off each activity as your child prepares for a good night's sleep. As your child grows, use this bedtime routine checklist for older kids and this m...
  • GoodnightMoon
    Bed Time
    Sweet Dreams! Top 10 Bedtime Stories for Children
    Getting your child to sleep at night isn't always an easy task. These children's bedtime books are full of adorable characters, imaginative illustrations, and rhyming words that are sure to lull your little one right into dreamland. Looking for m...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Ear Infections
    Ouch Mom, My Ear Hurts! Dealing with Ear Infections in Children
    Ouch Mom, My Ear Hurts! Dealing with Ear Infections in Children Cold weather and more time indoors means your child is more likely to catch a cold or contract the flu. However, while many parents take precautions against cold and flu season, most...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Mother checking body temperature of sick daughter
    Keeping Kids Healthy
    What to Do When Your Child Is Sick
    You're thinking of the big meeting you have today when your child says, "I don't feel well!" As parents, we dread hearing these words. But when we do hear them, do you know what to do? "Are you sure?" you ask, as you put your hand on his forehead...
    Susan H. Terwilliger
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
    familyeducation editors
  • Practice and teach kids how to practice the ancient art of mindfulness
    Dealing With Stress
    Promoting Mindfulness in Kids
    Promoting Mindfulness in Kids One the most exciting recent developments in the modern treatment of depression has been the integration of cognitive behavioral principles with insights from an Eastern tradition that goes back many thousands of y...