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Ask the Expert: What are the Best Ways to Treat a Baby's Eczema?
Dr. Hemmers of Allergy Center of Connecticut addresses the best ways to treat a baby's eczema and also comments on whether there are dangers to using steroidal medications or creams for repeat treatments on the baby's itchy rashes. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Tests Can Help Determine Whether My Child's Eczema Is Caused By Allergies?
Your child has itchy rashes on his skin. A doctor of the Allergy Center of Connecticut provides an overview of the types and safety of tests you can get on your child to see whether his eczema is caused by allergies. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Causes Eczema to Resurface When My Kids Get Older?
Your child had eczema as a baby and toddler but seemed to outgrow it around age 5. Now that she is a teenager, the eczema is resurfacing. Dr. Phil Hemmers of the Allergy Center of Connecticut explains why eczema resurfaces in teens and how to treat it in older kids. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent Spreading Cavity-Causing Bacteria to My Child?
Studies have shown that even kissing your child can cause the transfer of cavity-causing bacteria from you to your child. Marc Liechtung, D.M.D., shares what you can do to prevent this and help you child have good dental and oral health. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Minimize Varicose Veins in the Winter?
During the winter months, it's common for pregnant women and new mothers to have poor circulation, especially if standing or sitting all day with a new baby. Dr. Luis Navarro, founder and medical director of The Vein Treatment Center in Manhattan, provides tips, exercises, and dietary information to improve circulation and prevent varicose veins. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Build Character?
While the focus on school grades and test scores is increasing for our children, we must remember that while they grow they should also be learning life skills such as responsibility, persistence, and resourcefulness. Here, a life coach shares her advice on how to help your children develop these priceless character traits. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Types of Childcare Can I Take Off My Taxes?
As you get ready to file your taxes, you might be wondering what types of childcare are tax deductible, including nanny and babysitting expenses, day camp, overnight camp, summer school, and other daycare programs. Here, a federally licensed tax expert offers her advice. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Should a Married Couple File Taxes Jointly or Separately?
As tax season approaches, are you wondering whether you and your spouse should file taxes together? A federally licensed tax practitioner offers advice on how to know whether you should file jointly or separately as a married couple. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Avoid Medical Identity Theft When Getting the Flu Shot?
With the Center for Disease Control suggestion of everyone ages 6 months and older to get a flu shot, clinics, grocery stores, and pharmacies are busy this time of year. Here are some tips from Experian's ProtectMyID to protect yourself against medical identity theft. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can Kids Benefit from Playing Tennis, and When Should They Start?
Tennis can help kids develop many physical, social, and mental skills that they can use in other areas of life. We asked Go! Tennis director George Garland what age is right to start tennis lessons and what the goals of those early lessons should be. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Stop My Children from Procrastinating on Their Homework and School Assignments?
Whether students feel overwhelmed with the amount of homework they have or they have difficulty with time management, it is important for parents to help students learn how to meet due dates on school assignments by teaching them to not procrastinate. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Is It Safe for Pregnant Women to Get a Flu Shot?
If you're pregnant during the flu season, you may be worried about vaccines and medications affecting your baby's health. The March of Dimes women should get the flu shot while pregnant. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Is Golf the Right Sport for My Child?
Kate Tempesta, founder and co-owner of Kate Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy, shares her tips on the benefits children get from playing golf, how young kids can start golf lessons, and what to expect from your child’s golf teachers. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Foods and Drinks Should I Avoid When Breast-Feeding?
When women begin breast-feeding, many consider how their diets will affect the health of the baby. Advance practice registered nurse of Lactation Services of Connecticut, Lorna C. Aliperti, has been a lactation consultant for more than 10 years and shares answers to the most common diet questions for women who are breast-feeding. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What are Guidelines to Keep in Mind When Beginning to Sleep Train My Baby?
Learning to fall asleep is a skill that needs to be taught to babies, and parents can do this with sleep training. Pediatric sleep consultant Brooke Nalle of Sleepy on Hudson shares guidelines parents should follow when beginning to sleep train their baby. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What are the Different Sleep Training Methods?
Sleeping and falling back asleep after waking up in the middle of the night are skills that babies need to learn. To help, pediatric sleep consultant Brooke Nalle of Sleepy On Hudson details the various sleep training methods and encourages parents to choose the one that fits their lifestyle the best. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Children Handle a Divorce?
A divorce lawyer offers advice on how to tell your children about a divorce, how much to involve your kids in the divorce process, keeping parent and child relationships intact, and when to seek extra help. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Soothe My Colicky Baby?
Does your baby have long bouts of unexplained crying, extreme fussiness, or exhibit other signs of colic? Alison Bevan, certified Gentle Sleep Coach and Happiest Baby Educator, shares her own tips, as well as Dr. Harvey Karp's tip to soothe a colicky baby. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Explain Alzheimer's to My Kids?
We spoke to Matt Kudish, LMSW, vice president and director of education, outreach, and caregiver services for the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City chapter, and Danielle M. Bruzese, coordinator of education, outreach, and caregiver services for the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City chapter, about how to help your children understand Alzheimer's disease and how to help your children cope when they experience Grandma or Grandpa having a "bad day" with Alzheimer's disease. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Does Peanut Butter Need to Be Refrigerated?
Once you open that jar of peanut butter, it's recommended to refrigerate the peanut butter because the colder temperature helps prevent fungus growth, which naturally produces aflatoxin, a fungal toxin that has linked to cancer in animals. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Calm a Colicky Baby?
If you've got a colicky baby, chances are you feel guilty and might be at a loss on how to soothe her. Dr. Alanna Levine, a pediatrician and mom, offers tips for calming colic and regaining your sanity. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Make Family Meals When One Child Is Gluten Intolerant?
When one child is gluten intolerant or allergic to gluten, it can make cooking for your family much more difficult. Here, a gluten-free baker shares tips on making family meals easier even when gluten is off the table. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What are Some of the Healthier Options on a Typical Restauarant's Kids' Menu?
When dining out with kids, the kids' menu is never very creative and does not offer much variety or options when it comes to a well-balanced meal. Tips from the CEO of Super Sprowtz help parents make smart choices about what to order for their kids to ensure a well-balanced meal. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Does My Child Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is more common in teens and young adults, but it sometimes affects children. Here, Dr. Jennifer Collins explains the symptoms of SAD in kids, how to know if your child has SAD, and what to do if you think your child has SAD. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Is that Bounce Place Safe for Your Child?
Bounce houses and trampoline parks are becoming increasingly popular as birthday party venues for kids. Here are safety tips to keep in mind when taking your kids to a bounce place. (read the story...)


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