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Back to School Checklist for Parents

Ready Your Child For an A+ Return to School (Infographic)

Tags: back to school, growing pains of parenting, infographic, parenting, pediatrician, sleep

Before the pool closes, consider taking steps to guarantee you and your family a seamless start to the school year.


9 Tips for Summer Snacks

9 Tips for Summer Snacks

Tags: fruits and vegetables, ice cream, Recipes, snacking

Follow tips from pediatric registered dietitian Jennifer Willoughby, RD, LD, to learn how your children can enjoy their favorite summertime snacks without the added sugars or artificial flavors.


kid in car

Kid Safety: 5 Myths About Hot Car Dangers

Tags: child safety, dehydration, summer, summer safety

Every year, children die after being left in the car on a hot day -- even just for a few minutes. There are some misconceptions about this issue. Learn the truth and find practical tips to keep your kids safe.


Head Lice: What You're Itching to Know (Infographic)

Head Lice: What You’re Itching to Know (Infographic)

Tags: children, growing pains of parenting, hair, lice

How to identify, treat and protect your child against head lice. (No, you’re not lazy and no, you can’t blame the dog.)


Adorable newborn lying on the blanket

Does Your Baby Have Jaundice? When You Should Worry

Tags: blood transfusion, breast feeding, breast milk, childbirth, growing pains of parenting, health screenings, jaundice, phototherapy

Neonatal jaundice is not preventable, but it isn’t always a cause for concern. Know the difference between mild cases and severe cases that require a doctor’s attention.


Shot of a father and son enjoying a piggyback ride on the beach

How Bonding With Your Children Helps Them Out in Life

Tags: child psychology, childbirth, family, growing pains of parenting, mental health, parenting

Sunday is Father’s Day, a time when many dads will be treated like kings – and rightfully so! A healthy and positive father-child relationship provides countless benefits for kids of all ages, from babies to teenagers.


babysitter with small child

5 Things Your Babysitter Needs When You Take an Extended Trip

Tags: emergency, emergency care, growing pains of parenting, travel, travel tips, vacation

If you’re planning to travel and leave your child with a sitter, it’s best to provide them with a notarized consent form for any medical emergencies.


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How You Can Help Your Child Find Relief from Hay Fever

Tags: allergies, allergy medications, allergy prevention, hay fever, hayfever, seasonal allergies, sneezing

Seasonal allergy sufferers of all ages have been battling brutal symptoms this spring. But if you’re a parent, there’s no reason to restrict your children’s outdoor activities because they have hay fever.


young woman breast feeding

Breastfeeding Your Baby May Reduce Childhood Leukemia Risk

Tags: autoimmune disorders, breast cancer, breast milk, breastfeeding, leukemia, pregnancy, study

Hands down, a mother's breast milk is the best food for baby. Now a new study shows that there may be another solid reason to strongly consider breastfeeding your child: protection against childhood leukemia.


spaghetti-squash

Recipe: Spaghetti Squash With Tomato Sauce and Cheese

Tags: fruits and vegetables, Recipes, vegetarian

Surprise your family with this healthy, delicious dish that boasts a secret ingredient: spaghetti squash. You'll get more nutrition than you'd believe possible from a "pasta" dish.