How to Talk About Gender Diversity with Kids
Gender identity refers to the way a person perceives themselves—male, female, both, neither, or somewhere in-between. This is different from sexual orientation, or who a person is attracted to. All kids go through gender development, so here’s what you should know.
Baby Care 101
As a new parent, taking care of your infant can be a little intimidating. There are so many “firsts” to tackle—from baby’s first bath to those initial wobbly steps. Brush up on your caregiving skills with this quick primer.
How to Handle Your Child’s Earache
Does your little one pull on their ear? Is your baby extra fussy or having trouble sleeping? It can be hard to know what’s wrong—especially when your child is too young to tell you. But these are all possible signs of an earache. What causes ear pain? Is there anything you can do to help?
Talking with Teens About Marijuana
As more states legalize the recreational use of marijuana for those 21 and older, teens are trying it more often. In fact, marijuana use among teens is at its highest level in 3 decades.
Social Media 101 for Parents
Educate yourself about social media apps that appeal to kids. Below are some tips on helping your child use social media safely and appropriately.
Easy Ways to End Childhood Constipation
Constipation can cause children a lot of discomfort—and parents a lot of concern. But childhood constipation is very easy for parents to handle and prevent with simple strategies.
Follow-Up Care for Kids and Teens with ADHD
Managing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) doesn’t end with a medicine and treatment plan. Although your child or teen with ADHD may be thriving at home, in school, and with friends, they need ongoing care to live well with the condition.
Toxic Metals in Baby Food: What You Need to Know
Shocking headlines caused parents widespread alarm in early 2021. Government regulators found many baby foods and juices contain unwelcome ingredients—toxic metals like lead, cadmium, arsenic, and mercury.
Should You Worry if Your Child Has a Low BMI?
Body mass index (BMI) is an easy way to estimate body fat and screen for weight categories that could lead to health issues. For all ages, BMI is based on height and weight measurements. But for kids and teens, BMI is also plotted on gender- and age-based growth charts. Using these charts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pediatricians can compare BMI levels with other children at the same development stage.