Most kids say their first words around the time of their first birthday. However, a toddler who’s preoccupied with learning to walk may push talking to the back burner. It’s not unusual and is nothing to be alarmed about. All children develop and refine their language skills at different times throughout their development, so the […]
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.
Nowadays, more people are striving to live a greener lifestyle, and new moms are no different. The idea of using cloth diapers is certainly attractive to parents who are concerned about their (and their kids’) eco-footprint. But when it comes to which option is more environmentally friendly – reusable or disposable diapers – the jury’s […]
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s the virus that causes genital warts, but HPV also can mean more serious trouble. In females, HPV infection can cause problems with the cervix that may lead to cervical cancer. It […]
Getting shots can be just as tough on you as it is for your child, but the benefits are worth the effort. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make the experience less painful and stressful. “We understand it’s difficult for kids and parents so we do our best to limit the pain and […]
How do you keep a 1 year old from heading toward the DVD player? What should you do when your preschooler throws a fit? How can you get a teen to respect your authority? Statistics show that 2 out of 3 American parents use spanking as a method of discipline. “Many people do what they […]
When kids know they’re going to the doctor, anxiety about the visit can start to set in. Many kids worry about separation from their parents, pain from a hefty immunization schedule or even the doctor himself. “Toddlers are often the age we see the most fear,” said Dr. Jennifer Burkam, of Akron Children’s Hospital […]