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How to Keep Your Kids Hydrated

H2O: What Parents Need to Know

Tags: children's health, growing pains of parenting, hydration, summer, water

More than half of children and teens do not drink enough fluids. Deb Lonzer, MD, shares some helpful tips to incorporate and maintain healthy drinking habits so your kids stay hydrated.


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.)


mom and daughter holding anti-bullying signs

Parents’ Cyberbullying Guide: How to Spot It and Stop It

Tags: back to school, bullying, growing pains of parenting

It’s a brave new world of bullying: Cyberbullying isn’t limited to a school yard and can happen anytime through technology and emerging social media. Parents, do you find it hard to keep up? Find expert tips to guiding your kids and teens.


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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Are You Potty Training Too Soon?

Tags: growing pains of parenting, pediatrician, potty training series

Pushing your child to potty train early can cause bladder issues and other problems. Learn why it’s healthier not to rush.


deflated football

How NFL’s ‘Deflategate’ Can Aid Your Kids’ Decision-Making

Tags: cheating and lies, growing pains of parenting, sports, youth sports

If you’re a parent, situations like these provide a good opportunity to talk with your children about doing the right thing, Real-life examples can vividly illustrate to your children how ethical dilemmas play out.


little girl with cast on arm

Do’s and Don’ts of Caring for Your Child’s Cast

Tags: broken bone, casts, growing pains of parenting, skin care, skin infection

What should your child do if the skin under his cast itches? What if her cast gets wet? Follow these do’s and don’ts of cast care for kids.


cute little boy

Newest Research Finds No Link Between MMR Vaccine, Autism

Tags: autism, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), brain health, genetics, growing pains of parenting, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), study, vaccines

A new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association finds the MMR vaccination has no association to the development of autism -- even among children who are at higher risk for the disorder.