Some children can’t wait to return to school; others drag their feet every step of the way. No matter how your child feels, one thing is certain: They’ll get a better start to the new school year when you adjust their sleep schedule ahead of time.
Watching your child faint can be terrifying, but armed with accurate information, you can face the situation calmly. Here’s what you need to know about what makes a child faint and when it’s cause for concern.
You’re concerned about the amount of time your child spends on screens versus prosocial and physical activities needed for a healthy life. Read on for our tips to help you manage your child’s screen time.
Whether your child plans to hit the soccer field or tennis court this summer, make sure they’re physically prepared by booking a sports physical. Read on to learn more about this important preventive exam.
Young children may get the virus but seldom come down with mono. Teens and young adults have the highest risk, with one out of four developing mono along with its classic fatigue and fever. Keep reading to learn what parents should know.
What your child eats now sets the stage for their future health. But you’re not alone if convenience seems to outweigh nutrition. Discover how you can help your child develop healthy eating habits without turning your world upside down.
So, it’s official. Your kiddo is home sick with a cold or the flu. Now what? Check out these tips from our team about keeping your child comfortable with home remedies that help ease their symptoms, including some old favorites like chicken soup.
If you’re concerned about the rise in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases, you’re not alone. But what makes this illness different from others, and can you avoid it? Keep reading to learn the facts about RSV.
With summer firmly in the rearview mirror, most kids are back in their full-time daycare or school settings just in time for the germy cold and flu season. Here’s how you can boost your child’s immune system and keep them healthy.
If you’ve ever had a child with constipation, you know how pesky and uncomfortable it can be for them. The good news is that you can take steps to prevent constipation in kids. Here are some of our best tips.
Entering kindergarten is a big moment for your child, and for you, too. But not every child is ready for school by the time they reach the age of five. Here’s how to tell if your child is prepared for the demands of kindergarten.
Ear infections are common in children because of their developing anatomy. Though these infections occur frequently, there’s always a risk of complications. Knowing more about your child’s condition can help you assure they receive the right treatment.
The mere mention of shots sends your child into an anxious, or even panicked, state, and you want to find a way to ease their fear so that they can get the health treatments they need. Here are some tips.
Following treatment guidelines carefully can effectively reduce or eliminate your child’s risk of experiencing long-term health consequences related to asthma. That includes ridding your home of the substances that cause asthma to worsen.
“Mommy! I have a tummy ache!” is the universal kidspeak for a range of maladies from the simple need for a hug to serious medical conditions. Keep reading to find out how to decipher the many types of stomach issues in kids.
Is it okay to send your child to school if they have the sniffles? What about a low-grade fever? Keep reading to learn the proper questions to ask yourself to tell if your child is too sick for school.
School is back in session, and that means your child is spending more time with friends on the playground during recess. Here’s a look at 10 common schoolyard injuries, how to care for them at home, and when to seek medical help.
Every parent desires to keep their child healthy. Well child visits help ensure your child is developing normally and in good health. If you’re concerned about your child’s health risks, a well child visit is a good place to start.
If your child suffers from recurring ear infections, you need to know about the most common causes. Read to learn more about the factors that could make your child more likely to develop ear infections, and what you can do.
From bug bites to poison ivy and sunburns, there are a lot of reasons to stay inside this summer. But, with a bit of extra preparation and precaution, you can keep your skin healthy and bug bite-free. Read on for more tips on summer safety.
As a parent, you know that just about anything can pose a threat to your child’s health. This is especially true if your child suffers from eczema. Here are the most common environmental and biological factors that trigger your child’s itchy skin.
With their chronic cough, wheeze, and shortness of breath, you may be searching for what might be triggering your child’s asthma symptoms. Though there’s a link between certain food additives and asthma, it’s not a common trigger.
Vaccines form a critical part of your child’s immune protection against communicable diseases. Read to learn more about safe childhood vaccinations, the best vaccine schedule to follow, and answers for your other vaccination questions.
With an active COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever before to be vigilant this cold and flu season. With a few helpful and practical tips, you can help to keep your family healthy against the threat of colds and the flu.
Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions children experience. With proper management, your asthmatic child can breathe freely and experience a full, active childhood. Keep reading to learn three facts about asthma many parents don’t know.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still going strong, it’s more important than ever to make sure that every member of your family gets a seasonal flu shot this year. Here’s why it’s best to get vaccinated before flu season gets underway.
Is your teenager always sleepy? Do they seem to nap as soon as they come home, but stay up all night? Getting sufficient high-quality sleep is critical to your child’s mental and physical development. Find out how much sleep your teen needs.