For Your Child

Could Your Child Have a Learning Disability?chevron_right
It’s normal for kids to find some school subjects harder than others. And it’s common for them to struggle a bit when learning something new. But if learning troubles become a lasting pattern, you might start to suspect a learning disability.

Not All Fevers Need Treatmentchevron_right
The American Academy of Pediatrics stresses that fever itself is usually not a problem. In fact, it can be helpful.

Is It Just a Cough—Or Childhood Asthma?chevron_right
Most children have respiratory illnesses every now and then. But coughing and wheezing are symptoms of asthma in children.

Disposable vs. Cloth Diapers: The Straight Poopchevron_right
Disposable diapers make up more than 1.5% of all the trash in this country. About 3.4 million tons of them end up in our landfills each year. So, are cloth diapers a better choice? It's up to you.

Homework Help: For Parentschevron_right
With these 6 homework-helping tips, you can learn how to support and encourage your child, while also giving him or her the needed space to complete homework on their own.

Sleep, Exercise, Screen Time: Help Your Teen Adopt Healthy Habitschevron_right
Only 5% of U.S. teens are getting enough sleep and exercise, according to a recent study. Here's how you can help your teen.

Prepare Your Kids for a Healthy School Yearchevron_right
In addition to buying school supplies and digging out backpacks, it’s important to focus on a few health-related “to-dos” as your kids head back to school.

Updated Guidelines for Managing Concussions in Kidschevron_right
Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated its guidelines for managing concussions in children and adolescents for the first time since 2010.

Extended Rear-Facing: The Safest Way for Kids to Ridechevron_right
Many parents are eager for the day when they can turn the car seat to a forward-facing position. But before you do the switcheroo, review the latest advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Add Some Play to Your Child’s Daychevron_right
Allowing kids time to play may be more important to their development than many people realize.

Cultivating Curiosity in Kids Is Key for Academic Successchevron_right
A recent study showed that kids who were very curious had stronger reading and math skills.

How to Talk with Your Child About School Shootingschevron_right
Start by asking your child what he or she has heard. This will give you a sense of what information your child already knows.