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  • Leg pains are common in children. It is important to be able to identify red flags that may suggest a problem requiring medical attention.

    Common Causes of Leg Pain in Children

    Common Causes of Leg Pain in Children

    by BoneMD126

  • While tonsillectomies are relatively common, the recovery is grueling and longer than many parents expect it to be. What to expect after a tonsillectomy in children.

    Helping a Child Recover From a Tonsillectomy

    Helping a Child Recover From a Tonsillectomy

    by Leah Lefler20

  • The eustachian tubes maintain equal air pressure on each side of the eardrum and drain fluid from the middle ear. They can cause a plugged ear and hearing problems if they malfunction.

    What Are Eustachian Tubes and Plugged Ears?

    What Are Eustachian Tubes and Plugged Ears?

    by Linda Crampton26

  • The ultra-hygienic lives that many people strive for may not be doing their children any favours.

    Dirt Is Good for Children

    Dirt Is Good for Children

    by Rupert Taylor2

  • Wearing a helmet can correct a flat head if it's started early. My son's experience was marked by frustrations with doctors and insurance, but overall, we are glad we pursued this therapy.

    Helmet Therapy for Babies: My Son's Story

    Helmet Therapy for Babies: My Son's Story

    by Kim Maravich4

  • A lucky few kids go through life with perfect teeth; however, many kids have teeth that require more attention, possibly including tooth extractions. Here are some guidelines to help you prepare.

    What to Do When Your Young Child Needs Teeth Pulled

    What to Do When Your Young Child Needs Teeth Pulled

    by Brainy Bunny20

  • Caring for a baby is hard work—but caring for a baby with a cold can be scary! Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to make your little one feel more comfortable.

    How to Take Care of an Infant With a Cold

    How to Take Care of an Infant With a Cold

    by Sue B.7

  • Puberty is a confusing and often uncomfortable time for everyone. Kids are experiencing many changes in their bodies and emotions which raise some embarrassing questions. If these changes aren’t addressed and questions aren’t answered by a parent or trusted adult, the child and their peers will come up with their own answers and they usually aren’t correct ones.

    Kids With Asperger's and Puberty

    Kids With Asperger's and Puberty

    by Roxanne Lewis11

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