Q&A


Emotions and Behavior

Can Playing Video Games Be Good for Kids?
Can Vision Problems Affect School Performance?
Don't Babies Have Separation Anxiety?
How Can I Avoid Struggles With My Child About Going to School?
How Can I Bring Peace to the "Witching Hours"?
How Can I Get My Kids to Donate Old Toys?
How Can I Help a Child Cope With a Parent's Suicide?
How Can I Help My Child Cope With a Friend's Death?
How Can I Help My Child Cope With Divorce?
How Can I Help My Child Deal With a Breakup?
How Can I Help My Child Deal With a Bully?
How Can I Help My Child Deal With My Dating After Divorce?
How Can I Help My Child Develop Healthy Self-Esteem?
How Can I Help My Child Overcome Shyness?
How Can I Help My Daughter Cope With the Death of Her Father?
How Can I Help My Healthy Daughter Realize She's Not Fat?
How Can I Help My Son Feel Better About Being a Big Brother?
How Can I Help My Son Wake Up in the Morning?
How Can I Help My Toddler With Separation Anxiety?
How Can I Improve My Child's Eating Habits?
How Can I Stop My Child From Biting Her Nails?
How Can I Stop My Child From Sucking Her Thumb?
How Can We Discourage Our Toddler From Biting?
How Do I Handle the Transition When My Husband Returns From War?
How Do I Help My Kids Deal With My Husband's Deployment?
How Do I Tell My Son He's Adopted?
How Influential Are We As Parents?
Is Head Banging Normal?
Is It Normal for Children to Hold Their Breath?
Is My Daughter Too Concerned With Her Looks?
Is My Son's Voice Changing Too Soon?
Is There a Connection Between Vaccines and Autism?
My Child Is Worried About Wetting the Bed at a Sleepover - How Can I Help?
My Child May Have an Eating Disorder — What Can I Do?
My Daughter Puts Herself Down — How Can I Help Her?
My Son Is Being Deployed; How Do I Help My Other Kids Cope?
My Teen Is Breaking Rules - What Can I Do?
My Young Daughter Is Already Developing Breasts. Is This Normal?
Should I Be Worried About My Child's Nightmares?
Telling a Child About Deployment
What Are the Symptoms of an Overeating Disorder?
What Can Be Done About a Child Who Steals?
What Can I Do About My Child's Bedwetting?
What Can I Do to Stop My Child From Shoplifting?
What Causes Night Terrors?
Why Is My Child Anxious About Going to School?

General Health

Are Certain Pets Better Than Others, Especially for Young Kids?
Are Head Lice Becoming Resistant to Medications?
Are Insect Repellents With DEET Safe for Kids?
Are Kids With No Tonsils More Susceptible to Infections?
Are Tanning Salons Safe?
Can Birth Control Pills Help Treat Acne?
Can Cake Cause Hives?
Can I Prevent Ear Infections When My Child Swims?
Can Tonsils Grow Back?
Can Too Much Juice Discolor Teeth?
Do Kids Feel the Cold Like We Do?
Does Knuckle Cracking Cause Harm?
Does My Son Need a Retainer?
Does Sunlight Cause Problems With Chickenpox?
How Can I Encourage Good Hygiene Habits?
How Can I Find a New Doctor for My Child?
How Can I Help My Teen Quit Smoking for Good?
How Can I Protect My Family From Ticks?
How Can I Tell if My Child Needs Stitches?
How Do Doctors Test for Allergies?
How Do I Care for My Baby's Teeth?
How Do I Get My Child Tested for Lead Poisoning?
How Do I Know Which Vaccines My Kids Need?
How Long Does Acne Last?
How Will I Know if My Child Has Trouble Hearing?
Is Breast Cancer a Threat in the Teen Years?
Is Earwax Removal Safe?
Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School?
Is My Son Old Enough to Brush His Teeth?
My Child Is Worried About Wetting the Bed at a Sleepover - How Can I Help?
Should I Start My Child on an Exercise Program?
Should My Daughter Sleep in My Room After Having a Nightmare?
What Can I Do About My Child's Bedwetting?
What Can I Do to Ease My Child's Fear of Shots?
When Should Kids Start Using Deodorant?
When Will a Girl's Period Start?
Who Should Decide When Kids Are Immunized?
Why Do Doctors Perform Testicular Exams?
Why Do Some Kids Have Freckles?
Why Does My Child Get Nosebleeds?

Growing Up

Can Birth Control Pills Help Treat Acne?
How Can I Help My Healthy Daughter Realize She's Not Fat?
How Can I Help My Son Feel Better About Not Having Facial Hair?
How Can I Reassure My Daughter That She'll Get Her Period?
How Long Does Acne Last?
Is It Normal for an 11-Year-Old Boy to Fondle Himself?
Is My Daughter Too Concerned With Her Looks?
Is My Son's Voice Changing Too Soon?
My 1-Year-Old Son Always Tries to Touch His Penis. Is This Masturbation?
My Daughter Is Embarrassed About Her Period - How Can I Help Her?
My Son Wants to Grow Taller - What Can I Tell Him?
My Young Daughter Is Already Developing Breasts. Is This Normal?
When Should I Intervene During Teasing?
When Should Kids Start Using Deodorant?
When Should My Daughter First Go to the Gynecologist?
When Will a Girl's Period Start?
Why Does Puberty Sometimes Happen Early?

Medical Conditions

A Cold or Allergies: Which Is It?
Are Kids With No Tonsils More Susceptible to Infections?
Can a Child Have Fifth Disease More Than Once?
Can a Person Get Mono Again?
Can Chronic Ear Infections Cause Long-Term Hearing Loss?
Can Cold Sores Be Prevented?
Can Endometriosis Make It Difficult to Have Children?
Can Vision Problems Affect School Performance?
Could ADHD Be Hereditary?
Does Ritalin Have Side Effects?
Does Sunlight Cause Problems With Chickenpox?
How Can I Teach My Daughter Tolerance?
How Can Parents Help Kids Handle Teasing?
How Did Chickenpox Get Its Name?
How Do I Get My Child Tested for Lead Poisoning?
How Do I Watch for Lyme Disease After Removing a Tick?
How Long Will It Take to Heal a Broken Bone?
If My Child Has Asthma, Can We Keep Our Pet?
Is There a Connection Between Vaccines and Autism?
Should Girls Who Aren't Sexually Active Be Vaccinated Against HPV?
Should I Worry About the Way My Son Walks?
What Is "Minimally Invasive" Surgery?
What Is Informed Consent?
What Is Pompe Disease?
What's a Halo?
Why Does Puberty Sometimes Happen Early?

Nutrition and Fitness

Are Adult Diets OK for Kids, Too?
Can Too Much Juice Discolor Teeth?
Does Skim Milk Provide the Same Nutrients as Whole Milk?
How Can I Calculate Calories From Fat?
How Can I Get My Child to Eat Vegetables?
How Can I Improve My Child's Eating Habits?
How Should I Deal With a Picky Eater?
I'm Breastfeeding. How Can I Lower My Baby's Food Allergy Risk?
Is Caffeinated Soda OK for Kids?
Is It Safe to Eat Food That's Dropped to the Floor?
My Child May Have an Eating Disorder — What Can I Do?
My Toddler Hates Vegetables. What Can I Do?
Should I Start My Child on an Exercise Program?
What Are the Symptoms of an Overeating Disorder?
When Can Young Kids Start Exercising?
When Should Kids Switch to Skim Milk?
Why Does My Toddler Eat Dog Food?
Why Is Breakfast So Important?

Parenting

Am I 'Too Tough' When I Discipline My Kids?
Are My Kids Watching Too Much TV?
How Can I Bring Peace to the "Witching Hours"?
How Can I Help My Child Develop Healthy Self-Esteem?
How Can I Wean My Reluctant 2-Year-Old?
How Can Parents Discipline Without Spanking?
How Do I Know Which Vaccines My Kids Need?
How Influential Are We As Parents?
How Should I Deal With a Picky Eater?
How Should I Set an Allowance for My Child?
My Teen Is Breaking Rules - What Can I Do?
What Can I Do to Ease My Child's Fear of Shots?
What Can I Do to Stop My Child From Shoplifting?
What's a Teaching Hospital?
When Should I Intervene During Teasing?
When Should Kids Start Receiving an Allowance?

Pregnancy and Infants

Are All X-Rays Risky During Pregnancy?
Are Artificial Sweeteners OK to Consume During Pregnancy?
Are Certain Medications Off-Limits During Pregnancy?
Are Teeth Whiteners Safe for Pregnant Women?
Can I Drink Tap Water While I'm Pregnant?
Can I Exercise During Pregnancy?
Can I Feed My Baby Honey?
Can I Fly While I'm Pregnant?
Can I Have a Vaginal Birth If I Had a Previous C-Section?
Can I Keep My Cat Now That I'm Pregnant?
Can I Request to Have a C-Section?
Can I Still Drink Coffee Now That I'm Pregnant?
Can I Take Long, Hot Showers While I'm Pregnant?
Can I Use Bug Killers and Repellents During Pregnancy?
Can I Use Paint and Household Chemicals While Pregnant?
Can Lead Affect My Unborn Baby?
Can Pregnant Women Do Anything to Reduce or Prevent Swollen Ankles?
Can Pregnant Women Use Microwaves?
Disposable Diapers or Cloth Diapers: How Do I Decide?
Do Computer Monitors Have Any Effect on Pregnancy?
Does My Toddler Have a Language Delay?
Don't Babies Have Separation Anxiety?
Hair Coloring During Pregnancy: No-No or No Big Deal?
How Can I Be Sure My Baby Stays on Her Back While She Sleeps?
How Can I Help My Son Feel Better About Being a Big Brother?
How Can I Make Teething Easier?
How Can I Overcome Breastfeeding Difficulties?
How Can I Relieve My Pregnancy Leg Cramps?
How Can I Wean My Reluctant 2-Year-Old?
I'm Breastfeeding. How Can I Lower My Baby's Food Allergy Risk?
I'm Pregnant. Can I Lower My Baby's Food Allergy Risk?
Is Breastfeeding a Good Form of Birth Control?
Is Cosleeping a Good Idea?
Is It Ever OK for Pregnant Women to Take Recreational Drugs?
Is It OK to Have an Occasional Drink During Pregnancy?
Is It OK to Use Self-Tanner During Pregnancy?
Is it Safe to Breastfeed if I Have the Flu?
Is My Baby Ready for Shoes?
Is Sex Safe During Pregnancy?
Is There a Remedy for Heartburn During Pregnancy?
Is There Any Relief From Morning Sickness?
Should I Avoid Certain Foods During Pregnancy?
Should I Avoid Certain Types of Exercise During Pregnancy?
Should I Wait After a Miscarriage to Try Again?
What Are the Risks of Smoking During Pregnancy?
What Can I Do About Colic?
What Can I Do to Relieve My Pregnancy Backaches?
What Can I Do to Stop Passing Gas During My Pregnancy?
What Does "High-Risk" Pregnancy Mean?
What if My Baby Isn't Born by My Due Date?
What Is Gestational Diabetes?
What Is the Risk for a Second Ectopic Pregnancy?
What Is the Triple Screen Test?
What Positions Should Pregnant Women Sleep In?
What Precautions Should I Take While Trying to Conceive?
What Toys Can Help Improve a Baby's Motor Skills?
When Can Babies Begin Drinking Cow's Milk?
When Can I Take My Newborn Out in Public?
When Can My Baby Start Drinking Juice?
When Can My Baby Start Eating Solid Foods?
Why Are Pregnant Women Told to Avoid Feta Cheese?
Why Do I Get Nosebleeds Now That I'm Pregnant?
Why Do Many Pregnant Women Pull Ligaments, Muscles, and Joints?
Why Do Some Pregnant Women Get Varicose Veins?
Why Do Some Pregnant Women Have Trouble Breathing?

Safety

Are Tanning Salons Safe?
How Can I Ensure My Teen's Safety on the Internet?
How Can I Protect My Child From Strangers Online?
How Can I Protect My Family From Ticks?
How Can Kids Avoid Spider Bites?
How Can We Tell if Our Home's Paint Contains Lead?
How Do I Get My Child Tested for Lead Poisoning?
When Can a Child Switch to a Regular Seatbelt?
Why Does My Toddler Eat Dog Food?

School

Can Vision Problems Affect School Performance?
How Can I Avoid Struggles With My Child About Going to School?
How Can I Help My Child Deal With a Bully?
How Can I Help My Teen Prepare for a Medical Career?
How Do I Know Which Vaccines My Kids Need?
Is My Child Too Sick to Go to School?
Who Should Decide When Kids Are Immunized?
Why Is My Child Anxious About Going to School?

Sexual Development

How Can I Reassure My Daughter That She'll Get Her Period?
Is It Normal for an 11-Year-Old Boy to Fondle Himself?
My 1-Year-Old Son Always Tries to Touch His Penis. Is This Masturbation?
Should Girls Who Aren't Sexually Active Be Vaccinated Against HPV?
When Should My Daughter First Go to the Gynecologist?
When Will a Girl's Period Start?