In-depth

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.

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

Children's swimming

Ear infection treatment: Do alternative therapies work?

Extended breast-feeding

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.

Hand-washing 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.

Preventing lead exposure

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.

Sex education

Sex education: Talking to toddlers and preschoolers about sex

Stroller safety

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

Talking with your child's caregivers and teachers about food allergies

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.

Water safety

Aug. 07, 2013