Childrens Health and Parenting - Child

Does Spanking Leave Emotional Scars?

While a high percentage of U.S. parents admit to regularly spanking their children, this practice is actually illegal in 24 countries. What's in the best interest of kids?

How to Save a Child's Life

Here is choking first aid that everyone should know.

Coping When Your Child Has Cancer

The news that your child has cancer can be overwhelming. Here's where to start.

Help Your Child Deal with a Critically Ill Sibling

When one of your children is critically ill, his sibling may need some extra love and attention, too.

The Flu: What to Watch Out for

On average 5 to 20 percent of the U.S. populations gets the flu and more than 200, 000 people are hospitalized from flu-related complications. How to avoid and treat the flu.

Oversee Your Child's Contact Lens Safety

Contact lenses may seem harmless, but many children today end up in the emergency room because they don't perform important maintenance steps.

When School Causes Tension or Migraine Headaches

Headaches are quite common among school-age children and adolescents and school-related stress can set them off.

Why Asthma Rates Peak in September

Fall can come with pleasures like football, apple picking, or going back to school. But it can also mean asthma symptoms so severe that hospitals report record-high ER visits in September.

Early Puberty in Young Girls on the Rise: What it Means for Your Daughter

Puberty often surprises parents and young girls and can be exciting at times, but what if it comes to 2nd and 3rd graders?

How to Soothe Your Child s Aches and Pains

It can be hard to determine if your child is attempting to delay lights out during bed time or if she is in serious pain. Read on to see when you should worry about your child's aches and pain.

Long Term Health Issues Surrounding ADHD

It can be difficult to deal with a child with ADHD. And although stimulants cannot cure ADHD, they can certainly help control behavior. But are these stimulants actually harming your child?

Tips for a Healthy and Safe School Year

Bittersweet about your kids going back to school after a long summer? Helping them stay healthy and safe for school will ease the transition.

How to Protect Your Child from Head Injuries

Babies fall, toddlers trip over whatever is in their way, preschoolers climb where they shouldn't, and older kids fall off bikes. Despite attempts to keep them safe, accidents still happen. Thankfully, most head injuries are minor. Here is how you can assess the injury and keep your little one sound.

Banishing Dirt and Germs Indoors May Be Safer and Easier Than You Think

Recent findings by the US Environmental Protection Agency found that air inside the home may be more polluted than outdoor air, because of toxins contained in common cleaning solutions.

How to Remove a Splinter

Does your child panic when he gets a splinter? The good news is that you don't have to have a surgeon's steady hands to remove one. You just need to know what techniques will be the most successful for the situation at hand (or foot).

The Top 10 Food Choking Hazards for Kids

While the danger of swallowing small objects certainly exists for young kids, food, from hot dogs and candies to certain fruits and raw vegetables, is one of the biggest choking risks for kids.

ADHD in Children: One of the Harmful Effects of Pesticides?

New Harvard Study shows a potential link between pesticide exposure in children and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) but more research is still needed.

What You Should Know about Your Child and Mental Health Issues

Learn when to be alarmed about your child's misbehavior and if it can be linked to a mental health illness.

5 Itchy Rashes

Though they look disturbing and make your child uncomfortable, childhood rashes are very common and can be caused by a number of factors. The good news is that many of them are easy to treat and won t put your child in any danger.

How can my family and I go on a summer vacation without going crazy with stress?

The first step to reducing vacation stress is to expect it--but you can do damage control if you plan wisely.

What is the best way for my child to receive adequate vitamins and minerals for a well balanced diet?

Christy Valentine, MD, discusses the best way for children to receive adequate vitamins and minerals for a well balanced diet.

5 Ways Music Benefits Kids

When your child sings along with her favorite song, she s probably enjoying herself a great deal as she exercises her vocal chords. But did you know that engaging in music can also help make her smarter, calmer, and happier, too?

Calcium-Rich Foods Can Do a Child's Body Good

You know the saying, "Milk does the body good." But do you know how this fact can best translate into your own child's meals and snacks?

Calcium and Kids: What You Need to Know

You know the saying, "Milk does the body good." But do you know just how this fact can best translate into your own child's meals and snacks?

Birth Month and Sports

Did you know that the month in which your child is born could impact how successful he ll be on the athletic field?

Banning Junk Food at School

If you try to make sure your child eats a balanced diet but feel like you re always fighting a losing battle, new legislation that would ban junk food at school might make your ears perk up.

11 Healthy Halloween Ideas

Help your kids enjoy the year's spookiest night without sacrificing nutrition.

Kids Who Exercise May Do Better in School

Did you know that encouraging your child to go outside to play can be a step towards helping her do better in school?

The Link Between Weight and MS

Did you know that your teenager s weight today could affect her risk of getting multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life?

10 Common Causes of Death for Children

While some of these untimely losses are caused by serious conditions such as cancer, birth defects and other illnesses, other deaths are accidental in nature and in many cases could have been prevented with some extra effort.