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American Academy of Pediatrics

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  • Kid-safe strength training is all about technique

    Kid-safe strength training is all about technique
    Boys and girls are starting sports younger and training harder. With the increasing pressure for child athletes to perform better by being more fit  and more skilled, parents, coaches and health providers need to  ensure their safety by following...
  • Parents call for more recess for school kids

    Parents call for more recess for school kids
    Recess, back when I was a kid, was a regular, daily part of the school day, just like lunch, a time for swinging on monkey bars or playing kickball. Today, in many Florida schools, its a short and occasional thing, scheduled a few times a week for 10 or...
  • From car seats to food allergies, new rules for bringing up baby

     From car seats to food allergies, new rules for bringing up baby
    Attention, parents and parents-to-be. Your world is about to be turned upside down, and this time it's not your baby's fault. Doctors and researchers have re-evaluated recommendations for pregnancy and for feeding children, brushing their teeth —...
  • From car seats to food allergies, new rules for bringing up baby

    From car seats to food allergies, new rules for bringing up baby
    Attention, parents and parents­-to­-be. Your world is about to be turned upside down, and this time it’s not your baby’s fault. Doctors and researchers have re-evaluated recommendations for pregnancy and for feeding children, brushing...
  • Can I leave my two children home alone?

    Q: Last year we had numerous school cancellations because of the snow. It is hard for me to take off of work each time to stay home with my 9- and 11-year-olds, and I am considering leaving them at home by themselves. At what age do you think it is safe...
  • Study: Many Parents Too Quick to Turn Car Seat Around

     
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, car crashes are a leading cause of death and injury for kids, but many of these catastrophes can be prevented with the proper use of child safety seats. The CDC reports that car......
  • How do you help a baby learn? Word by word, a Chicago project says

    CHICAGO On the third-floor hospital maternity ward at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Bionka Burkhalter had just given birth to her first child, a 7-pound, 4-ounce boy named Josiah. There was a knock on the door, and two women asked to give a...
  • Study: Nearly 75 percent of parents face car seats the wrong way

    Study: Nearly 75 percent of parents face car seats the wrong way
    Almost three-quarters of parents turn car seats around too early in a child's life, according to a recent study from the University of Michigan.  The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidelines for child passenger safety in March 2011,...
  • More must be done to address aftermath of city violence, advocates say

    More must be done to address aftermath of city violence, advocates say
    More needs to be done to address a hidden toll of violence that is creating a ripple of social ills in Baltimore, including hurting children's ability to learn, community advocates and health professionals say. The Rev. Frank M. Reid III of Bethel AME...
  • Ask Mr. Dad: Reduce screen time, and wait for the ripple effect

    Dear Mr. Dad: My wife and I have an 11-year-old who's very tech savvy and spends a lot of time on her phone and computer. A lot of experts you included talk about how we parents should cut back on our kids' screen time. That sounds like a great idea,...
  • What Doctors Know: Why does your child need a flu shot?

    Source: Loyola University Health System whatdoctorsknow.com A common question parents ask themselves this time of year is, "Does my child really need a flu shot?" Though the flu may seem harmless, the truth is that on average, 20,000 U.S. children age 5...