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Get resources and info for raising a healthy toddler. We have everything you need from attention deficeit 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.

35 Ways to Keep Your Kids Cold-Free

Chicken soup really works, antibiotics aren't the answer, and other key info you need to survive the coughing and sneezing season.

"My Stomach Hurts": Common Causes and Cures for Tummy Trouble

Although you can usually tell if your child's caught a stomach bug -- she'll have vomiting or diarrhea that lasts 24 to 48 hours -- you should know these other common causes of tummy trouble, and how you can help her feel better.

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.

What to Do About Recurring Illnesses

Why your child may be prone to repeat bouts of colds, ear infections, strep throat, pneumonia, or other ailments -- and what you can do to help.

Quiz: Could Your Child Have ADD/ADHD?

Attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) can create problems for children at home, in school, and in social situations. Find out if your child is showing symptoms of ADD/ADHD.

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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.

More Bad News About Flame Retardants: They May Make Your Kid a Bully

A new study says the fire-resistant products in your home may be the cause of aggressive behavior in your children.

Early Signs of Autism

This video from the Kennedy Krieger Institute, in Baltimore, features three children who show early signs of autism spectrum disorder playing with toys and interacting and communicating with others. It compares the footage on each of these children to that of typical children in the same situations. aIt helps parents to articulate to their pediatrician any behaviors that concern them,ay says Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders.

What to Expect at the 1-Year Well Visit

We've put together a cheat sheet to help you prepare for your child's 1-year well checkup -- from what vaccines she'll get to which questions you should be sure to ask.

7 Tips to Help Kids Overcome Fear of Needle Shots

Is your child scared of getting shots? Reduce your toddler's anxiety before your next visit to the doctor's office.

7 Home Remedies for Tummy Aches

Your little one has a stomach ache? Try one of these natural home remedies to tame his tummy trouble.

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.

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.

Guide for Fever Diagnosis and Treatment

A simple plan to treat your feverish child -- with advice on when to call the doctor.

What to Know About Febrile Seizures

Febrile seizures are common and terrifying -- and they happen to one in 25 little kids. This is what's really going on when the brain short-circuits.

School Peanut Allergy Safety

The author of The Peanut Allergy Answer Book explains how to keep kids with peanut allergies safe in the classroom and lunchroom at school.

Quiz: Does Your Child Have Allergies or a Cold?

Your child is sneezing, blowing her nose, coughing...Has she picked up some kind of bug? Maybe not. Take our quiz and find out whether your child is exhibiting symptoms of allergies or your basic cold.

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What Doctors Wish Parents of Toddlers Knew

This time in your child's life can be stressful -- for the both of you! We asked pediatricians from around the country to share their best tips for parenting toddlers. Here's what they want you to know.

What Parents Need to Know About the Child Who Died Under Dental Anesthesia

Our hearts go out to the parents of the toddler who passed away during a dental procedure. And here's what parents can take away from this unthinkable tragedy.

Teething: When Does It Start? -- And End?!

Teething starts around 4-6 months but your toddler won't have a full set of teeth until around age 3.

Top Toddler Health Concerns

From potty-training and playdates to toddler teeth and watching TV, we asked some of the nation's leading pediatricians to address some of your biggest worries.

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).

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