For Your Child

Your Little Yogi: Getting Your Child Started with a Yoga Practice

Yoga brings together mind and body, involving a combination of postures, breathing techniques, and meditation. It’s also proven to be a safe therapy for children dealing with emotional, mental, physical, and behavioral challenges.

Is Your Child Sick? When to Call the Doctor

It’s tough to know whether home remedies, such as rest and drinking plenty of fluids, are enough or if the situation warrants calling the doctor. This symptom guide can help you know what’s worrisome and what’s not.

Are 2-Wheeled Boards Too Dangerous for Kids?

Also known as self-balancing or two-wheeled boards, these toys can be a fun way to get around—but are they safe for kids?

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease: What You Need to Know

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is common in children younger than age 5. It spreads through contact with nose, throat, or blister fluids, or bowel movements.

Food Allergy Bullying: A Growing Problem

Food allergies are everywhere—and that’s led to a side effect more surprising than rashes or throat swelling: food bullying.

Most U.S. Babies Are Starting Solid Food Too Early

The AAP recommends introducing solid foods to babies at about 6 months of age. But most babies in the U.S. are getting solids earlier than that.

How to Talk with Your Kids About Their Weight

As a parent, you’re always thinking about your kids’ health and well-being. But what if you’ve noticed your child is overweight? Here are three ways to help your son or daughter—without making your child feel self-conscious.

Study Confirms Seizures from Vaccines Are Rare

New research shows that the risk for fever-related seizures after certain vaccines is quite small.

Teen Girls Outdo Boys in Drinking, Study Says

Teen girls are beating teen boys in one sobering way: They now start drinking alcohol sooner than boys do.

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

Vegetables and fruits can be a tough sell for youngsters. But two simple changes in your family’s eating habits can help make sure that your children get enough of these healthy foods every day.