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    Food Allergies
    5 Snack Recipes for Kids with Food Allergies
    It's hard to believe that summer is almost over and school has already begun for many children. If your child has food allergies, preparing healthy and safe snacks can be challenging. Our school asks parents to pack their children daily snacks a...
    Courtney Key
  • 7 Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love
    Preparing for Back to School
    7 Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love
    With summer quickly coming to a close, your kiddos will be heading off to school in no time. This year, say goodbye to that sandwich and chips, and pack your kids a lunchtime surprise that will make them clean their Bento Box. Healthy lunch ideas...
  • 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
  • Avoiding tick-borne diseases
    Tick Bites
    Avoiding Tick-Borne Diseases
    From Powassan to Lyme disease, ticks pose a huge health problem across the nation and parents need to know what to look for. In fact, according to Brad Leahy, Vice President of B.O.G. Pest Control, 2017 is predicted to be one of the worst tick se...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Household cleaners that look like candy to kids
    Keeping Kids Healthy
    5 Common Household Cleaners That Look Like Candy to Kids
    Advances in common household cleaners have made our life as adults easier but oh so tempting and colorful for kids! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 300 children ages 0-19 are treated every day at a hospital ...
    Laura Richards
  • National Water Safety Month: Keep Your Kids Safe in the Pool
    Childhood Safety
    National Water Safety Month: 6 Tips to Keep Your Kid Safe in the Pool
    It's a scary fact: a child can drown in even a small body of water in just four to six minutes. That's why May is National Water Safety Month – to bring awareness to the importance of water safety. Here are six ways you can keep your child safe...
    Rebecca DesFosse
  • 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. ...
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
    familyeducation editors
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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
  • Young Girl Getting Vaccinated
    Kids
    Expert Advice: 5 Answers to Your Most Common Questions About Vaccines
    The topic of vaccinations can be stressful and confusing, and vaccination schedules for kids is always a hot topic among parents and caregivers. Dr. Katherine Williamson is a pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Orange County and deals with par...
    Laura Richards
  • Flower Pollen Seasonal Allergies
    Kids
    5 Natural Home Remedies for Spring Allergies
    Let's face it — spring allergies can make the beautiful spring weather seem like something you'd rather avoid. Instead of hiding from the outdoors, help your family avoid spring allergies with these five effective home remedies. Use a Neti Pot...
    Kelly Sundstrom
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    Keeping Kids Healthy
    What to Do When Your Child Is Sick
    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 — what to do? "Are you sure?" you ask, as you put ...
    Susan H. Terwilliger
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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
  • 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.
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    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
  • Close up of crossed eyes
    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
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • 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 2016. Check out this list of the top picks, and use our sunscreen guide for all ages to find a product...
    Lindsay Hutton