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Keep Kids Safe During Yard Work

Power tools make yard work easier, from mowing the lawn to trimming the bushes. But these tools also pose a threat to children. Take these precautions to keep your child safe.

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Your Child's Separation Anxiety

If your child has anxiety about leaving you for school, or for a friend's sleepover, it's probably a normal part of development. Complaining of an upset stomach, headache, or something else is often how a child shows his or her anxiety. Here's help to handle it.

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How to Make the Move from Crib to Bed

Sooner or later your child will simply be too big for his or her crib. Most children will move to a bed by age 2.

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Watch that Backpack Load

When your children act as if they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, maybe you should check their backpacks. Overloaded packs can put stress on muscles and soft tissues.

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5 Home Safety Threats You Might Overlook

You're a careful parent who steers children away from things that could harm them. So, for safety's sake, look through your home often. Keep an eye out for not-so-obvious hazards, like window blinds and household chemicals.

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Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.
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Children's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
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    Germs: We find them everywhere— or they find us. It seems we can't avoid them. We spend a lot of time worrying about picking them up, sharing them, and losing them. But what do we really know about germs? Take this quiz to find out.

    It is important to know your estimated due date in order to help plan for the baby's birth.

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      Febrile seizures, or seizures that occur during a fever, are one of the most common neurologic disorders of childhood. They typically appear between 6 months and 3 years of age. This video looks at the possible causes, typical symptoms, and what you should do as a parent.