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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.

  • Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for Parents

    Some kids may be eligible for individualized education programs in public schools, free of charge. Understanding how to access these services can help you be an effective advocate for your child.

  • 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.

  • Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome) for Parents

    Abusive head trauma (AHT) is the leading cause of death in child abuse cases in the United States. AHT results from injuries caused by someone vigorously shaking an infant.

  • 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.

  • Your Child's Development (Birth to 3 Years) for Parents

    Doctors use milestones to tell if a child is developing as expected. There's a wide range of what's considered normal, so some kids gain skills earlier or later than others. Here's what to expect as your child grows.

  • 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.



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