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How to Tick-Proof a Kid A good combination of preparation and an after-play protocol when kids come inside will help kids avoid tick bites and lyme disease.
How to Find the Table of Required Immunizations for Your Baby The table of required immunizations is maintained by the American Academy of Pediatrics, but speaking to a doctor can help give parents guidance.
How to Treat Pink Eye in Babies and Not Get It Yourself There is a surefire way to recognize pink eye and babies, but there are several remedies. Some work. Some do not.
4 Myths About Kids Drinking Water that Parents Should Flush Out of Their Systems Babies don’t need water to stay hydrated and kids don’t need sports drinks, but they do need tap water and some encouragement to stay hydrated.
How To Stop a Reckless Kid From Getting Into Trouble Teaching a toddler prone to leaping before they look is a matter of modeling good boundaries, but parents of cautious kids should model play
How to Teach Little Kids to Defend Themselves Many dads want to teach kids to defend themselves by decking a bully in the face, but sometimes well-crafted trash talk works better.
It’s Time for More Family-Friendly Streets The country — and families — are changing. Our roads must change with them.
8 Life-Saving Car Seat Alarms That Remind Parents There’s a Baby in the Back Seat 37 kids die each year after being left in a hot car.
How to Prepare Kids to Spend Time Alone All parents need time to get stuff done, and by leaving a kid alone & engrossed in an activity and writing down expectations they can find that time in a way that benefits everyone.
4 Myths About Free-Range Kids and the Parents Who Raise Them So called “free-range” kids have a tendency to find themselves as the center of media attention when they are reported by well-meaning neighbors. They usually get the facts wrong.
The Hidden Dangers of the Jungle Gym There are obvious and not-so-obvious signs that a playground or jungle gym is dangerous for children. These are the signs parents need to know to have safe kids.
Health & Science
How to Lock a Kid in Their Room (Spoiler: Don't) When toddlers start a-roaming, it can be tempting to lock them in their bedroom. It’s a terrible idea.
How to Chill Out an Injured Child Bumps, bruises, and broken bones are all pretty harrowing the first time they happen. Here’s how parents can coach their kid through the pain.
How to Tell the Difference Between Seasonal Allergies and Illness That cough and congestion may not be due to cold and flu at all, but allergies – a distinct problem with its own dangers.
The 7 Ways Parents Misdiagnose and Mistreat Injuries Kids getting hurt is inevitable, but not all traditional home first aid treatments are advisable. Here are the injury treatment methods to avoid.