Antidepressants have warnings about suicidal thinking, but they may also provide the most effective treatment for your child's depression. These facts can help guide your decision.
If your child is being bullied, get involved. Find out what's happening — and know how to respond.
Burns can happen in the blink of an eye. To protect your child, take simple precautions at home and outdoors.
Before hitting the road with your child, make sure you understand car seat safety do's and don'ts.
A child's cast plays an important role in helping his or her broken bones to heal. Understand cast care basics.
What does the way your child plays and speaks say about his or her development? Find out.
Is your child dealing with a mental health condition? Recognize the warning signs.
Explaining to your child why mom and dad are calling it quits is easier said than done. Here's help.
Children's sports can set the stage for lifelong fitness. Here's how to support your child's athletic interests, from playing catch to joining formal teams.
Are diapers allowed in public pools? Is it OK to swim with ear tubes? Here's practical advice from a Mayo Clinic specialist.
Cough and cold medicines can be risky for young children. Find out how to treat your child's cold.
Is extended breast-feeding right for you and your baby? Find out about breast-feeding beyond infancy.
In the course of their daily adventures, children have plenty of opportunities to fall down. These simple precautions can help keep your child safe.
There's nothing spooky about Halloween safety. Protect your ghosts and goblins with these common-sense tips.
Want to avoid illness? Wash your hands! Consider simple hand-washing tips.
Looking for a way to talk about a tragedy with your child? Follow these tips.
The usual advice is eight hours a night, but many factors, such as age and genetics, influence how much shut-eye you need.
Worried about how your older child will react to a new baby in the family? Get tips to help your child adjust.
Wonder if your child is getting enough iron? Get the facts about iron deficiency in children.
Wondering if your child is ready for kindergarten? Know how you can help your child prepare for school.
Worried that your child might have a learning disorder? Find out what to look for and why early intervention is important.
Worried about how much time your child spends in front of a screen? Here's help changing your child's routine.
Want your preschooler to go to bed without a fuss — and stay there? Start with a predictable, calming bedtime routine.
Don't allow lead exposure to harm your child's health and development. Know the common sources of lead exposure and how to avoid them.
You want your children to develop healthy-eating habits. Start by getting them in the kitchen with some fun recipes for kids.
Do school days and sick days seem to go hand in hand? Help your child avoid the latest classroom bug with these simple tips.
Don't put off talking to your school-age child about sex. Understand how to start a conversation about the birds and the bees.
Wonder when to talk to your child about sex? You can begin anytime, ideally when your child shows curiosity about his or her body — or yours.
Listening to your children fight with each other can be frustrating. Here's help minimizing conflict between your kids.
Becoming part of a stepfamily can be challenging and stressful for a child. Here's help smoothing the transition.
Curious about stroller safety? Understand how to prevent stroller accidents.
What should you do when your toddler's temper is out of control? Or your preschooler has a meltdown? Here's advice from a Mayo Clinic specialist.
Wonder how to take your child's temperature? Which type of thermometer to use? When to call the doctor? Understand thermometer basics.
Considering buying a thermometer? Know the different types of thermometers and which style will work best for your family.
Looking for ways to stop thumb sucking in its tracks? Consider these tips.
Is your child a picky eater? Here's help promoting healthy-eating habits.
Aug. 07, 2013