More than half of American households have one or more pets, and that number is sure to grow as the holidays approach. Fortunately, many of these pets will go on to become beloved members of the household. Of course, there are many factors to consider if you are looking to share your home with a […]
Whether you’re a parent of an infant and toddler or school-age kids and teens, you probably have a zillion questions about your children. What’s normal? What should I expect when my child is sick? When should I call the doctor? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in this section.
It’s a giving time of year. So what better time than the present to reduce the clutter and pass toys on to a child in need? The problem is your preschooler is reluctant to give up her toys — even though she hasn’t played with them in ages. It’s common for kids, especially younger ones, […]
If you’ve ever marveled at the look of concentration on your baby’s face when she presses a button and a toy lights up or tries to fit a square block into a square hole, you know that playtime isn’t just about fun and games. It’s serious business — and toys are the tools of the […]
“’Twas the night before Christmas.” You’re probably familiar with this famous opening phrase of Clement C. Moore’s poem. Several lines later, the poet writes that the children were nestled in bed, “while visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.” Things haven’t changed much since this poem was written in 1882: Most children still look forward […]
Sleep problems are some of the most common challenges parents face when it comes to baby care. Anyone who’s been there knows firsthand there’s nothing worse than a tired, cranky baby as a result. That’s why experts tout myriad sleep-training strategies that promise restful nights, from Dr. Ferber’s cry-it-out method to Dr. Sears’ no-tears method […]
More than 200 viruses can cause the common cold; infants and children are among the most susceptible. Colds make children feel miserable, but antibiotics aren’t the remedy. Antibiotics don’t work for viruses, only bacterial infections. Certified Nurse Practitioner Sharon Juszli of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics in Green discusses the appropriate use of antibiotics: Does the […]