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.


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

Cast care tips

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

Cervical cancer vaccine

Wonder if your child needs the cervical cancer vaccine? Or if it's appropriate for you? Here's what you need to know about vaccination.

Childhood mental illness

Children and divorce

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

College depression

Depression can develop at any age, but some young adults are especially vulnerable during the college years. Take prevention and treatment seriously.

Dehydration and youth sports

Fast food

Is fast food on your menu tonight? You don't need to give up your weight-loss plans for this quick meal. Just be choosy.

Healthy body image

Is your daughter struggling with her body image? Help her become comfortable with her body shape and relate to food in a healthy way.

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.

Inhalant abuse

Iron deficiency in children

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

Limiting screen time

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

Performance-enhancing drugs


Prevent teenage depression

Concerned about teenage depression? Take simple steps to make a difference — starting today.

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

Single-parenting tips


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

Strength training for kids

Sudden death in young people

Sudden death in young people is rare, but those at risk can take precautions. Find out more about the risk factors, causes and treatments.

Talking about menstruation

Talking to your teen about sex


Teen drug abuse

Teen drug abuse can be prevented. Follow these tips to help protect your teen.

Teen eating disorders

Teen eating disorders are serious — but you can take prevention into your own hands. Here's help getting started.

Teen sleep

Teen smoking

Most adult smokers begin smoking as teenagers. Find out how to help keep your teen away from cigarettes.

Teen smoking

Teens who smoke are likely to turn into adults who smoke — but it doesn't have to turn out that way. Here's help.

Teen suicide

Is your teen at risk of suicide? Get the facts.

Teen texting

Chances are your teen loves texting. Here's how to keep an eye on your teen's use of this technology — and set appropriate limits.

Teen weight loss

Teenage pregnancy

Teens and sex

The time to talk to your teen about abstinence, sex and contraception is now. Follow these steps to help protect your teen's sexual health.

Tips for parenting teens

Teens need their parents more than ever. Find out the best ways to guide your adolescent toward adulthood.

Underage drinking

Want to talk to your teen about drinking? Here's help explaining the risks and preventing underage alcohol use.

Aug. 07, 2013