Mention the word “bedtime” in the summer and you’re sure to get groans from kids of any age. That’s especially true of teenagers who have spent the summer staying out late and sleeping until noon. But when it’s time to go back to school, getting back into healthy sleep patterns is a necessity for having … Read More
As news of terrorist attacks and plots dominate the television news stream, it can be a challenge for parents to know how to best address their children’s questions and fears. Get expert tips on how to talk to kids about terrorism.
How to identify, treat and protect your child against head lice. (No, you’re not lazy and no, you can’t blame the dog.)
The pressure to potty train can be intense. Your child’s day care or preschool has set a deadline. You want to keep up with others in playgroup. And, honestly, you can’t wait to ditch that diaper bag. But don’t let external factors like these push you, says pediatric urologist Jeffrey Donohoe, MD. “So many parents … Read More
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Here’s the best way to take care of your child’s eczema. Our pediatric dermatologist offers advice.
So, you thought your child was potty trained. While you may feel disappointed or even frustrated, it is very common for children to go back to having accidents — temporarily. Having intermittent accidents (for example, wetting themselves a few times one week but not the next) is not potty training regression, however. If your 3-year-old … Read More
Why do kids get hearing tests in school? Our experts explain what the difference is between school tests and the kind they get in a medical office.
It won’t be long before children will be heading back to school. If you’re a parent with cancer, it might be a good time to start thinking about having a talk with your child’s teachers, counselors or school administrator about your illness.
Each summer, some swimmers (and not just kids!) face a perplexing problem. That is, what should you do when you need to pee? Our experts weigh in on whether the answer ought to be: a) just go, or b) find yourself a proper restroom. Learn the scientific pros and cons to consider in favor of … Read More