Beyond Ritalin: An Alternative Therapy for Kids with ADHD

Beyond Ritalin: An Alternative Therapy for Kids with ADHD

While it’s estimated that 6 million children will take Ritalin or other stimulant medications, that doesn’t mean that it’s right for your child. Read on for an alternative therapy to ADHD, cognitive skills training, to see if it's a better fit for your little one.

Bracing Facts: The State of Orthodontia for Kids and Adults

Bracing Facts: The State of Orthodontia for Kids and Adults

Stay up to date on the latest orthodontic technologies and treatments for both adolescents and adults.

New and Noteworthy Products for Kids and Parents - November 2009

New and Noteworthy Products for Kids and Parents - November 2009

Take a look at our November 2009 list of new and noteworthy products for kids and parents.

Fresh Food for the Holidays

Fresh Food for the Holidays

Just in time for the holidays, FreshDirect, specializing in high quality foods at reasonable prices delivered right to your door, has introduced gift cards! These make great gifts for just about anyone living in the New York metropolitan and New Jersey area.

What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick

What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick

Arm yourself with knowledge this cold and flu season. Read on for symptoms of the most common illnesses you and your little ones may be faced with and for tips on how to make it all better.

How to Keep Your Family Healthy When One Child Gets Sick

How to Keep Your Family Healthy When One Child Gets Sick

Read these tips from Philip Tierno, Ph.D., author of "The Secret Life of Germs: What They Are, Why We Need Them, and How We Can Protect Ourselves Against Them."

Tips from SuperNanny Jo Frost on Battling Childhood Asthma

Tips from SuperNanny Jo Frost on Battling Childhood Asthma

Parenting expert Jo Frost, host of "SuperNanny," weighs in on childhood asthma and offers tips on how parents can help.

Delish Snacks at Duane Reade

Delish Snacks at Duane Reade

Duane Reade's new line of Delish snacks have hit the shelves.

New and Noteworthy Products for Kids and Parents - October 2009

New and Noteworthy Products for Kids and Parents - October 2009

Check out these innovative products for kids and parents that have just emerged on the scene.

How to Raise a Drug-Free Child: Tips from Author Joseph Califano

How to Raise a Drug-Free Child: Tips from Author Joseph Califano

Check out these tips from author and former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Joseph Califano, author of "How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents."

Celebrity Parents Jorge & Laura Posada

Celebrity Parents Jorge & Laura Posada

Read about this inspirational couple with a new book on family fitness.

Vegan Lunch Box Treats

Vegan Lunch Box Treats

Who says a vegan diet can’t be delicious and fun? Try these suggestions for your child’s lunch box — and be sure to make enough for the whole family.

How to Pack a Healthy and Yummy School Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy and Yummy School Lunch

Dr. Susan Bartell, author of the new book "Dr. Susan's Fit and Fun Family Action Plan," gives tips for moms and dads on packing a healthy school lunch that their kids with actually eat.

New and Noteworthy Products for Back to School

New and Noteworthy Products for Back to School

Read up on a few fresh and exciting products for back to school in September 2009.

Children and Migraines

Children and Migraines

One of every four children will complain of headache pain by the age of 15. What parents might not know is that this common gripe, often dismissed with a painkiller and a nap, may actually be the beginning of a lifetime of much harder-to-manage migraine pain.

What School Eye Exams Don't Pick Up

What School Eye Exams Don't Pick Up

Michal Luchins, O.D., explains why school-issued standard vision screenings are not enough when it comes to your child's eye health.

Cure the Back-to-School Blues

Cure the Back-to-School Blues

New clothes: Check. Hannah Montana backpack: Check. Transformers lunch box: Check. No. 2 pencils, color-coded notebooks, and butterflies in stomach: Check, check, check! A new school year means different teachers, unfamiliar kids, and a whole new routine. This can be stressful for even the most confident, easygoing child—and for parents, too. But work together, and those first days can be a good learning experience for the whole family!

New and Noteworthy; Getting Ready for School

New and Noteworthy; Getting Ready for School

Check out these new products that make back to school easier for kids and parents.

Brenda Blackmon: My9 WWOR-TV's Anchorwoman, Mom With a Mission

Brenda Blackmon: My9 WWOR-TV's Anchorwoman, Mom With a Mission

Broadcast Journalist Brenda Blackmon has had her share of accolades and honors, from Emmys, to Associated Press awards, to two honorary doctorate degrees – and in March of 2006, she was chosen one of The Network Journal’s “25 Most Influential Black Women in Business.”

Kids' Physicals For School Sports!

Kids' Physicals For School Sports!

Most sports injuries are preventable through proper instruction, supervision, and equipment. The place to start is with a thorough sports physical examination!

The Latest Word on Immunizations for Kids

The Latest Word on Immunizations for Kids

Your child is due to be vaccinated, but you’ve heard that talk about potential dangers and you’re not sure what to do. Get the immunization! Read on to learn more about the whats, whens, and whys.

The Gluten-Free Diet  for Children with Autism

The Gluten-Free Diet for Children with Autism

One in 150 children are currently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders...one dietary therapy that has been used in treating children diagnosed with autism is a gluten-free diet.

How To Keep Your Kids Safe From Sexual Predators

How To Keep Your Kids Safe From Sexual Predators

There’s no “How To” more important than that of keeping our kids safe from sexual predators. From the AmberWatch Foundation’s “Be Safe!” program, here are some tips to keep in mind...

Sunburn In Early Years Increases Risks

Sunburn In Early Years Increases Risks

The majority of sun exposure occurs during the first 18 years and this exposure has a cumulative effect.

When Your Child’s Injury Justifies Legal Action

When Your Child’s Injury Justifies Legal Action

In spite of our vigilance, we can't always keep our children out of harm's way. They may be hurt due to circumstances beyond our control.




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