Health

Get resources and information for raising a healthy kid. We have everything you need from attention deficit disorder to allergies, ear infections to eczema and everything in between. Plus: Not sure what's wrong? Check out our guide to other health issues you should know.

Is Putting Vick's VapoRub On Your Kids' Feet a Safe, Effective Cough Cure?

Is rubbing Vick's VapoRub on the bottom of your child's feet to stop a cough a safe (clever!) DIY cure? An expert weighs in.

Parents Who Fight in Front of Kids May Do More Harm Than They Think

A new study says arguing in front of kids may alter the way they think.

Age When Girls First Feel Ashamed of Their Bodies Is Shocking

The average age at which girls first remember feeling self-conscious about their bodies is getting increasingly younger, a new survey shows.

Why and How to Teach Your Kids Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness can help kids learn to focus, manage stress, regulate emotions, and develop a positive outlook. Here's how to teach them the skill.

Under-Eye Circles

If your child has dark circles under his eyes, it doesn't necessarily mean he's sleep-deprived. The most common cause for this is nasal congestion.

Mold: The Hidden Allergy Problem

Going outside at this time of year can make kids sneeze or wheeze, but as one mom learned, what's inside your home might actually be causing the symptoms.

What Nits and Lice Look Like

It's easier to get rid of these parasites when you know what you're looking for.

Understanding Autism: Sensory Issues

For people with Autism, one of the biggest setbacks can be sensory overload. Crowds, loud noises, and changes can all cause confusion or upset a child with sensory sensitivity. Video courtesy of interactingwithautism.com

Understanding Treatment Plans for ADHD

Dr. Harold Koplewicz, President of the Child Mind Institute, and Diane Debrover, Deputy Editor of Parents, discuss concerns about medicating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

5 Ways to End Your Sick Kid's Misery

Kids under 6 years old shouldn't take over-the-counter medicine, but we've got a list of other remedies to try when your kid is feeling awful.

11 Smart Ways to Prevent Allergies

Spring has sprung and you're tempted to fling open the windows and...ah-choo! No, you shouldn't have to put on a face mask this time of the year. These simple strategies will help keep stuffiness and sneezing at bay--inside and out.

An Illness Even M.D.s Can Miss: Appendicitis in Children

Parents -- and physicians -- often mistake appendicitis for a bad stomachache. Would you be able to spot it in your child?

Mono Signs and Symptoms

Mononucleosis, commonly called the kissing disease, is usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Learn what causes mono, and how to prevent it.

PANDAS: A Scary and Controversial Disorder

Could a sudden, severe change in a child's behavior be brought on by something as common as strep throat? Many experts -- and distraught parents -- say yes. We dig deeper to find out what's going on, and which children are at risk.

Headache Cures for Kids

Lots of young children -- and even babies -- are prone to headaches. Make the pain go away with this sensible advice.

How Young Is Too Young for an ADHD Diagnosis?

Of the 6.4 million U.S. kids already diagnosed with ADHD, almost one third were given their diagnosis before they reached the age of 6, a new CDC report has found.

Head Lice FAQs

What are head lice and how can you get rid of them?

5 Real-World Issues That Worry Young Kids

Pediatric experts talk about the real-life concerns that can occupy the minds of kids aged 4 to 6.

Helping a Child With ADHD Succeed in School

Your kid may have trouble sitting still in the classroom or focusing on assignments, he can still reach academic success following these guidelines.

Best Ways to Fight Lice

You've discovered the little bugs in your child's hair. Now what?

Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Youth

A new study reports a rise in kidney stones among youth, especially females and African-Americans.

How to Identify and Treat Lice

Know how to properly check and treat your child for head lice. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Children with Autism: The Parents Perspective

Parents talk about the struggles and triumphs of raising children with Autism. Families work every day to overcome challenges such as communication problems, sensory issues, temper tantrums, and societys pressure on Autism children. Video courtesy of interactingwithautism.com

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