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  • Poll: For most Americans, spanking is OK, implements are not

    Poll: For most Americans, spanking is OK, implements are not
     Nearly seven in 10 Americans believe spanking a child is acceptable at home and a majority say corporal punishment is tolerable provided it does not involve implements such as the one a National Football League star used on his son, a Reuters/Ipsos...
  • Condoms fail, so teens should consider implants and IUDs, doctors say

    Condoms fail, so teens should consider implants and IUDs, doctors say
    To prevent teen pregnancies, pediatricians should talk with their adolescent patients about birth control, starting with hormonal implants and IUDs, according to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Progestin implants and...
  • Help your tween focus by limiting distractions

    Help your tween focus by limiting distractions
    Many parents wonder how to cope with an older child’s busy digital lifestyle. With TV, tablets and mobile phones, it seems like they’re always texting, chatting on Facebook, playing games or watching videos. But it’s important for...
  • Frequent illness not necessarily worrisome

    Frequent illness not necessarily worrisome
    Q: My daughter is 2 years and 5 months old and keeps getting sick! This is the fifth time in less than a month. I took her to the pulmonologist, and she was prescribed Xopenex. She got better for almost a week, [then] got a 103 fever from out of the...
  • Spanking: No matter your view, there are alternatives

    Spanking: No matter your view, there are alternatives
    America is a nation intensely divided on the issue of spanking young children.  Leading child development organizations such as The America Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychological Association and the National Association for the Education of...
  • Mental health tips for parents of teens and young adults

    Mental health tips for parents of teens and young adults
    If you are the parent of an older child or teen, you may not think about his or her day-to-day medical needs as often as you did during early childhood. But older kids also are dependent on you, especially when it comes to emotional health and wellness....
  • Tips to boost infant and toddler brain development

    Tips to boost infant and toddler brain development
    When babies are born, their minds are still a work in progress, and their brains will rapidly grow and develop based on their experience. That means the first few years are critical for healthy brain development. “Parents play a daily role in...
  • Lawyers, not doctors, push medical pot: My Word

    This November, Florida voters will decide the fate of Amendment 2, which would allow marijuana to be recommended for medical purposes. If passed, this amendment would be enshrined in the state's constitution, and essentially, Florida could not turn back....
  • Lake County parents protest to get recess for kids

    Lake County parents protest to get recess for kids
    Sometimes when Dominic Getty gets home from school, his father said, the 9-year-old drops to the floor and cries. Dominic's father, Josh Getty, said his son has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and he attributes the boy's meltdowns to the...
  • Parents need alternatives to corporal punishment [Letter]

    Parents need alternatives to corporal punishment [Letter]
    In his commentary ("What is and is not child abuse," Sept. 21), Leonard Pitts argues that "A parent must be loving, accessible, involved, but also an authority figure, the one who sets limits, and imposes real and painful consequences for kids who flout...
  • Protect your child with vaccinations

    Protect your child with vaccinations
    Vaccinations are a safe and effective way to protect your child against dangerous infectious diseases. Thanks to immunizations, polio, diphtheria and tetanus (lockjaw) have almost disappeared in the United States, and each year vaccines save an...