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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.

6 Tips to Raise an Optimist

Wondering how to raise an optimistic child? After all, kids who see the glass as half full are better at dealing with life's challenges--and happier too. Here's six tips to help yours develop a sunny outlook on life.

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.

Is MiraLax the Cause of 'Horrifying' Changes Parents Are Seeing in Their Kids?

Parents have reported being "horrified" by the changes they've seen in their kids after taking the popular laxative. Here's what the experts say.

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.

Best Ways to Fight Lice

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

Why the Key to Treating ADHD Goes Beyond Medication

Most kids who've been diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder aren't getting the right mix of medication and behavioral management that can make all the difference.

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.

One Family's Experience with Childhood Cancer

Dan and Andrea Gorsegner were stunned to learn that their 2 1/2-year-old daughter Natalie had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Andrea offers a small glimpse into their journey as a family, from cancer diagnosis to the maintenance stage of her treatment.

4 Common Tummy-Trouble Mistakes Parents Make

Here's what not to do when your little one has a stomach ache (and which symptoms signal something serious enough for a doctor's visit).

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.

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.

What Nits and Lice Look Like

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

Headache Cures for Kids

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

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.

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?

Appendicitis Symptoms and Treatment

Signs of appendicitis usually start with slight fever and pain near the belly button. Learn what causes appendicitis to spot symptoms in time.

Lice-Removal Tips: Secrets of a Nitpicker

Try these surefire techniques from a school nurse who has seen it all (and then combed it away).

Cucumbers, Food Poisoning & What You Need To Know

Salmonella is a scary and common source of food poisoning. Here's how to avoid it.

Constipation in Kids: Signs and Treatments

If your child's not pooping, here's what you should know. Constipation is a common reason for children's stomachaches. Watch for these signs that your child might be constipated.

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

3 Soothing Gadgets for Kids

Both experts and parents have observed that these gadgets can help relieve anxiety and improve focus in all kids--not just those with autism.

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