STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) toys are all the rage — but are toy manufacturers selling parents a bill of goods? Find out if you should be buying STEM toys for your children, plus four free ways to help them reach their potential.
Kids love to crank the volume, but listening to loud sounds for too long can permanently damage hearing. Learn how to prevent hearing loss in children.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is very common. It usually affects infants and children under the age of 10. Because hand, foot, and mouth disease is infectious, it can sometimes make adolescents and adults sick, too.
Wet bed again? Find out what is developmentally “normal” for children and when to seek help.
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The symptoms of ADHD can be similar to those of other conditions, like depression and anxiety, or a learning disorder. Find out how to recognize ADHD in your child.
Your genes tell a story of health and disease risk — and they tell that story from the day you are born. With that in mind, interest in genomic sequencing for newborns is rising. In 2013, the National Institutes of Health awarded $25 million to four major research projects examining the practice. More recently, one … Read More
Part of the joy of the holiday season is giving toys to young children. But some toys can present safety hazards. Hospital emergency departments treat more than 262,000 toy-related injuries each year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatrician Michael Macknin, MD, offers these guidelines to help prevent injuries. 1. Buy toys … Read More
It’s back-to-school time again. As a mother, I find it’s one of my favorite times of the year. It’s a time of fresh starts, much like New Year’s, so why not use it as an excuse to make healthy new resolutions? Start with these tips to make this school year the healthiest yet — for … Read More
Here’s a yummy addition to brunch. Applesauce and healthy canola oil keep these muffins moist. And they’re a perfect size for a snack.
Interacting with someone who is “different” can be tough even for adults. No wonder kids don’t always get it right. But there’s no better place to learn how to manage differences than in school — especially now that many classrooms include kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Kids with ASD can have full-blown autism, a … Read More