Children’s Health

Nothing is more important than your children. Learn how to keep them healthy and happy.

New Research: This Fruit Is the #1 Worst Offender in Baby Foods With Pesticides

The good news is that all 15 organic samples were free of pesticides—but advocates say this safety assurance should also stretch much farther.

41 Ways Kids Can Help Save the Planet in 5 Minutes or Less

Save the planet while still having fun? Yep! Sign us up.

8 Things to Never Say to Parents of a Child with Special Needs

It's not easy being a parent, period. But, special needs parents are often faced with judgmental comments and stares in...

Here’s Why Japanese Children Are the Healthiest in the World

When it comes to living a long and healthy life, let's learn from the best, shall we?

10 Things You Should Never Order off a Kids’ Menu

Finding nutritious options for children on restaurant menus can be especially difficult. Here are some of the worst offenders—from obvious...

Nearly 90% of Kids Who Have This Surgery Don’t Actually Need It

In kids who have recurrent sore throat, there's little difference between those who get a tonsillectomy and those who do...

Your Complete Back-to-School Health Checklist

Preparing for school can be overwhelming after a busy summer, so use this checklist to help your family start the...

10 Unhealthy Ingredients Hiding in Your Kid’s Lunch

Even when you think you're packing your child the healthiest lunch that they'll actually eat, these sneaky and harmful ingredients...

10 Toxic Things You Didn’t Know You Were Feeding Your Kids

You want the best for your children, naturally, so that's why you need to know about the harmful substances that...

20 Signs Your Child’s Math Struggles May Be More Serious Than You Think

Math challenges many kids, but for some, it's actually dyscalculia, a type of math learning disability. Here's how to ID...

13 Signs of Childhood Depression Every Parent Should Know

Depression doesn't care how old you are—so keep an eye out for these symptoms in kids.

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Gaming Disorder

If you've ever wondered whether Junior's Xbox habit was crossing the line, now you can find out for sure. Here's...

10 Myths About Dyslexia You Can Definitely Ignore

Dyslexia can make reading difficult and not very fun for your child, and these common misconceptions don't help.

7 Signs Your Child Has a Food Sensitivity

Here are some ways your child's body might be trying to communicate a food sensitivity—and why it's important to pay...

19 Co-Sleeping Tips from Moms Who Swear By It

Considering sleeping in the same bed with your baby or child? See how these seasoned moms make it work.

12 Baby Products That Are Great for Adults—and Brilliant Ways to Use Them

Many baby products do double duty and are unbelievably gentle, not to mention inexpensive. Here's what you should be borrowing...

13 Silent Signs of Anxiety in Children

Health experts reveal the subtle signs of anxiety in children. Learn how to read their behaviors to better understand...

10 Parenting Lessons We Can All Learn from Kids with Cancer

As a pediatric oncologist and palliative care specialist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Justin Baker, MD, works with patients...

10 Silent Signs Your Teen May Be Abusing Drugs

It is the rare teen who comes right out and admits to a drug problem, so it's up to parents...

25 Things Your Child’s Pediatrician Won’t Tell You

Go behind the scenes with your child's doctor to see what they are really thinking.

The Scientific Reason the Mother-Child Bond Is So Powerful

It likely comes as no surprise to moms that they can literally feel everything their child is feeling—and now science...

9 Things Teachers Wish You Knew About Learning Disabilities

You might think you know all about learning disabilities, but getting the facts will help all types of learners get...

Human Growth Hormone: What Doctors Need You to Know About HGH

Human growth hormone was for slow-growing children, but now, adults take it in hopes they'll ward off aging. Here's what...

This Common Bad Habit Could Be Ruining Your Child’s Sleep

This could be the cause of your child's tossing and turning at night. Parents, you're guilty of this, too.

This Is Why You Should Never, Ever Blow on Your Baby’s Food

That touching act could put your kid's health at risk.

10 Simple Things All Healthy Kids Have in Common

Changing a handful of little habits can help ensure you have super healthy kids. These are the pediatrician-approved qualities of...

Placebos Might Be Almost as Effective as Antidepressants in Teens, According to Science

Could a fake pill be as beneficial as powerful antidepressant drugs? When the fake pill lacks the serious side effects...

If Your Child Lies, It Could Actually Be a Sign of Intelligence

Believe it or not, a little deception here and there could have positive implications for your child down the road.

Yes, Childhood Changes Your DNA—Here’s How

There are things that you can do to make sure your kid's DNA stays in tip-top shape.