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  • Communication and Your 4- to 5-Year-Old for Parents

    Communicating with our kids is one of the most pleasurable and rewarding parts of parenting. Learn how to connect with your 4- to 5-year-old.

  • Medical Care and Your 1- to 2-Year-Old for Parents

    The toddler months might continue to bring colds, bruises, and other minor emergencies, but you'll also find yourself dealing with your toddler's emerging independence.

  • When Will I Start Developing? for Teens

    Lots of girls and guys worry about when their bodies will develop. The fact is that physical development starts at different times and moves along at different rates in normal kids.

  • Your Child's Checkup: 1.5 Years (18 Months) for Parents

    Find out what this doctor's visit will involve and what your toddler might be doing by 18 months.

  • Failure to Thrive for Parents

    Most kids follow growth patterns that are normal, but others have ”failure to thrive” – they fail to gain weight as expected and have poor height growth.

  • Medical Care and Your 8- to 12-Month-Old for Parents

    As your baby becomes more independent, you may have questions about how to prevent bumps and bruises. Here are some other topics you'll cover with your doctor.

  • Strokes for Parents

    This "brain attack" happens when blood flow to the brain stops, even for a brief second. Signs and symptoms of strokes in kids are similar to those in adults.

  • Birth Defects for Parents

    Birth defects are relatively common. Some are minor and cause no problems; others cause major disabilities. Learn about the different types of birth defects, and how to help prevent them.

  • Your Child's Checkup: 2.5 Years (30 Months) for Parents

    Find out what this doctor's visit will involve and what your toddler might be doing at this age.

  • Klinefelter Syndrome for Parents

    Boys with this condition have an extra "X" chromosome that prevents them from developing normally during puberty. But hormone treatments, counseling, and other therapies can help.



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