Childrens Health and Parenting - Family

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).

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.

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.

Eating Healthy on a Budget

If you re committed to sticking to a healthy diet, don t let the current economic climate throw you off course. There are plenty of ways to watch your waistline, health, and budget at the same time.

11 Healthy Halloween Ideas

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

Toddler-Tailored Workouts

Most toddlers are naturally on the move. Use these exercises to get the most out of their desire to run, climb, and balance.

Social Factors for LGBT Youth

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) youth face distinct challenges both in school and out. It is important for parents and educators to understand the high levels of stress that LGBT youth feel and to be able to recognize warning signs associated with that stress.

Share Your Story. Become a Health Hero.

Have you or a loved one survived a life-threatening disease? Are you currently struggling with depression, chronic pain, heart disease, or other health-related condition? Have you gone to extraordinary lengths to help someone in a health crisis? If so, we want to hear from you!

What's Your Parenting Style?

No two families are exactly alike, but most fit into one of these parenting styles.

Suicide Connected to Family History

A family history may make a person more likely to commit suicide. Find out what increases and decreases the risks.

Pregnancy and Neonatal Lupus

A look at pregnancy and neonatal lupus. Get information and tips on how to have a healthier pregnancy.

Bullying Affects Children s Mental Health

Study shows that bullying is a predictor of psychotic symptoms in adolescence and of long-term mental health problems.

Children's Vaccines 101

Learn how immunizations work and why it's so important to vaccinate your child.

Could Your Child Have Attention Deficit Disorder?

Does your child have difficulty sitting for long periods of time and paying attention at school and in other settings?

Timing Birth to Reduce Newborn Asthma

Timing is everything.

Is it a Cold or Baby Allergies?

The symptoms are sometimes hard to decipher between.

Summer Camp and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Summer camp can still be fun for your child with JRA. Try these tips.

5 Healthiest Summer Habits

It's summertime and the living is easy. But this hottest of seasons can bring with it special health risks, including food poisoning and insect-borne diseases.

5 Must-Read Tips for Working Mothers

Read on for five tips on how to manage your career and motherhood--while still leaving some time for yourself.

Can Growth Hormones Help Kids with Crohn s?

See what the studies are showing.

Should You Fire Your Pediatrician?

No parent wants to take chances when it comes to their child's health. Find out whether you should dismiss your doctor and start shopping around.

How Safe is Melamine for Children?

In 2008 at least six infants in China died and 300,000 other babies became ill after drinking milk that contained melamine. Traces of the chemical were found in infant formula, milk powder and soy products exported from China.

Michael Phelps: Overcoming & Excelling with ADHD

An Olympic medalist's story gives hope to parents and children impacted by ADHD.

How To Be a Healthy Role Model

Children learn what they live. Here are tips on how to teach your children well.

Food Allergy Facts

Many of those who think they have a food allergy are, in fact, really suffering from a food intolerance or sensitivity, which can sometimes look very similar to food allergies but actually occurs in a different way.

Sleep Your Way to a Healthier Heart

Getting quality shut-eye may benefit you more than you ever thought.

A Special Security Blanket for Special Kids

Learn how to ensure a prosperous future for your child.

Don t Let Stress Take Away Your Breath

Stress and there a connection?

Are You a Sugar Addict?

Sweet tooth or addiction? Find out for yourself.