Secrets of a Happy, Healthy Family

All parents want their families to be happy and healthy. And that means caring for the emotional, physical, and mental health of the parents, children, and family as a whole. Here, you’ll find helpful and approachable tips and tricks to promote healthy living for your family and how to have fun while doing it. This month, we’re focusing on ways to take charge of your family’s health overall.

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8 Simple Rules for Raising a Healthy Kid

A doctor mom reveals the easiest ways to keep your little ones as healthy as possible.

7 Ways to Have a Good Doctor's Visit

Before your child's next appointment with the pediatrician, ask yourself if you're taking these essential steps.

'I'm a Doctor and a Parent': Here's How Vaccines Work

Our panel of AAP pediatricians understands your concerns about vaccines. They’re parents, too. But here's what they really wish people knew about vaccines.

10 Things Mommy Docs Do to Keep Their Kids Healthy

Want a better way to cut down on the number of sick days your child takes? Find out how mom-pediatricians keep their own families healthy year-round.

What to Expect at Baby's First Doctor Appointment

Are you nervous for your baby’s first doctor’s appointment? Here’s what to expect regarding paperwork, waiting time, meeting the doctor, and more.

5 Health Habits You Should Never Skip

Some healthy habits are OK to let slide on occasion. But these five habits should be non-negotiable with kids.

7 Ways to Get More From Your Benefits

Four out of ten workers don't fully understand their total compensation or employee-benefits package, according to the payroll provider ADP. Educate yourself before this year's open enrollment so you can harvest every dollar. 

I'm a Mom and a Child Psychologist: This Is the Behavior I Actually Worry About

No one knows more about toddler milestones and social issues than a child psychologist. Francyne Zeltser, Psy.D. wants to help parents worry less and enjoy parenting more.

How to Raise a Healthy Eater (in a Junk-Food World)

We teamed up with the experts—nutritionists from the American Dietetic Association—to give you the best advice on getting your kids to eat right.

10 Moms Reveal What They Wish They Did Differently As a Parent

Between bringing your newborn home and sending him off to college, you’re bound to make mistakes. We asked moms to look back on theirs so that maybe—just maybe—you won’t have the same regrets.

Help Kids Start Healthy Hygiene Habits

Help your take-charge preschooler adopt these healthy hygiene habits.

I’m a Dad and a Neurosurgeon: This is How I Look After My Kids’ Brains

There are so many misconceptions when it comes to the brain. Dr. Rahul Jandial, a neurosurgeon and author of Neurofitness, explains what parents should actually focus on.