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Acetaminophen and children

Antidepressants for children and teens

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.

Bullying

If your child is being bullied, get involved. Find out what's happening — and know how to respond.

Burn safety

Burns can happen in the blink of an eye. To protect your child, take simple precautions at home and outdoors.

Car seat safety

Cast care tips

A child's cast plays an important role in helping his or her broken bones to heal. Understand cast care basics.

Child development

What does the way your child plays and speaks say about his or her development? Find out.

Childhood mental illness

Is your child dealing with a mental health condition? Recognize the warning signs.

Children and divorce

Explaining to your child why mom and dad are calling it quits is easier said than done. Here's help.

Children and sports

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.

Children's swimming

Are diapers allowed in public pools? Is it OK to swim with ear tubes? Here's practical advice from a Mayo Clinic specialist.

Cold medicines for kids

Cough and cold medicines can be risky for young children. Find out how to treat your child's cold.

Ear infection treatment: Do alternative therapies work?

Extended breast-feeding

Is extended breast-feeding right for you and your baby? Find out about breast-feeding beyond infancy.

Fall safety for kids

In the course of their daily adventures, children have plenty of opportunities to fall down. These simple precautions can help keep your child safe.

Halloween safety tips

There's nothing spooky about Halloween safety. Protect your ghosts and goblins with these common-sense tips.

Hand-washing tips

Want to avoid illness? Wash your hands! Consider simple hand-washing tips.

Healthy snacks for kids

Helping children cope

Looking for a way to talk about a tragedy with your child? Follow these tips.

How much sleep do you really need?

The usual advice is eight hours a night, but many factors, such as age and genetics, influence how much shut-eye you need.

Introducing a new sibling

Worried about how your older child will react to a new baby in the family? Get tips to help your child adjust.

Iron deficiency in children

Wonder if your child is getting enough iron? Get the facts about iron deficiency in children.

Kindergarten readiness

Wondering if your child is ready for kindergarten? Know how you can help your child prepare for school.

Learning disorders: Know the signs, how to help

Worried that your child might have a learning disorder? Find out what to look for and why early intervention is important.

Limiting screen time

Worried about how much time your child spends in front of a screen? Here's help changing your child's routine.

Preschool bedtime problems

Want your preschooler to go to bed without a fuss — and stay there? Start with a predictable, calming bedtime routine.

Preventing lead exposure

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.

Recipes for kids

You want your children to develop healthy-eating habits. Start by getting them in the kitchen with some fun recipes for kids.

School health tips

Do school days and sick days seem to go hand in hand? Help your child avoid the latest classroom bug with these simple tips.

Sex education

Don't put off talking to your school-age child about sex. Understand how to start a conversation about the birds and the bees.

Sex education: Talking to toddlers and preschoolers about sex

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.

Sibling rivalry

Listening to your children fight with each other can be frustrating. Here's help minimizing conflict between your kids.

Single-parenting tips

Stepfamilies

Becoming part of a stepfamily can be challenging and stressful for a child. Here's help smoothing the transition.

Stroller safety

Curious about stroller safety? Understand how to prevent stroller accidents.

Temper tantrums

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.

Thermometer basics

Wonder how to take your child's temperature? Which type of thermometer to use? When to call the doctor? Understand thermometer basics.

Thermometers: Understand the options

Considering buying a thermometer? Know the different types of thermometers and which style will work best for your family.

Thumb sucking

Looking for ways to stop thumb sucking in its tracks? Consider these tips.

Tips for picky eaters

Is your child a picky eater? Here's help promoting healthy-eating habits.

Water safety

Aug. 07, 2013