popular topics in children's general health

  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Kids
    Swine Flu
    Frequently Asked Questions About H1N1 Vaccine
    Frequently Asked Questions About H1N1 VaccineMoms and mothers-to-be have lots of questions about how a swine flu vaccine will affect their families. Get the facts about H1N1 vaccinations. All information is from the Centers for Disease Control an...
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Flu Fighter's Guide
    Teach kids to be the ultimate germ fighter! This colorful and informational printable will show kids ways to stay healthy and stop the spread of germs. ...
  • Kids
    Swine Flu
    Are You Ready if Swine Flu Arrives at Your School?
    Are You Ready if Swine Flu Arrives at Your School? Since the outbreak of swine flu in April 2009, cases of the novel H1N1 virus have been confirmed in all 50 states and continue to be reported all around the world. On June 11, 2009, the World He...
  • Teens
    Teenage Behaviors
    Son Blames Parents for His Problems
    A skilled professional therapist/psychologist would never allow or encourage a child to blame his parents for his misfortunes and pain. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fear of the Dark
    Phobia Quiz: Part Three
    Don't be afraid to take yet another Phobia Quiz... ...
    Shmuel Ross
  • makeup can be very germy
    Germs
    Top Hot Spots for Germs
    We all know germs and bacteria are almost everywhere, but where can you find the worst cases of the cooties? Check out this list of germ-laden culprits, and find out how you can protect your family without going overboard. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Hygiene
    Modern Hygiene: Are We Too Clean for Our Own Good?
    Modern Hygiene: Are We Too Clean for Our Own Good? Society has come a long way in battling deadly diseases and plagues that once had the potential to devastate entire countries. However, with the emergence of better sanitation, antibiotics, and ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fear of the Dark
    Phobia Quiz: Part Two
    Find out the technical names of your fears with this fun quiz! ...
    Shmuel Ross
  • General Health Printables
    Avoiding Allergies Checklist
    There are steps you can take to help keep your allergies under control. Print off this handy checklist for tips on avoiding allergies this season. ...
  • Cigar Smoker
    Allergies
    Common Environmental Allergies in Kids
    Kids' allergies can be triggered by any number of allergens in the home, in school, and out in public. Learn the sources of the most common irritants and find out how to minimize your child's allergic reactions. ...
  • Child Asthma
    Asthma
    Protecting Kids from Asthma
    Protecting Kids from Asthma Between 1980 and 2010, the percentage of youth with asthma in America increased from 3.6% of the population to 9.4%, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). What can parents do to reduce the prevalence of...
    Liz Casler
  • Kids
    Sleep
    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. ...
  • Kids
    Colds and Flu
    The Flu: Fact or Fiction
    Groan ... moan ... ah choo! How much do you know about the flu? Take this quiz and find out. ...
  • Kids
    Contagious Childhood Illnesses
    Is It Catching?
    Children should not go to school when they're contagious to others or when they're too sick to learn. But how do you know if they are contagious? Find out if you know when these common childhood illnesses are "catchy." ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Self-Care Activities
    Sparkle Germs
    Sparkle Germs Activity for an individual child Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 10 minutes Materials: Craft glitter Young children are often resistant to washing their hands. It is hard for them to understand things that they cannot...