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.

Bullying

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

Cast care tips

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.

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.

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.

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.

Piercings

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

Stepfamilies

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

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 to your teen about sex

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

Tattoos

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.

Aug. 07, 2013