Aside from speech therapy, there are a variety of exercises and activities that can be done at home to advance the speech of a child with speech impediments. Learn more about some fun things to do with kids with speech impediments from this article.
There's no question kids today are being diagnosed with mental illnesses in record numbers. But what do those numbers really mean? Is mental illness on the rise, or is there something off in the way we diagnosis kids?
Raising any kid is a challenge, but raising a kid with a little-understood medical condition, such as Tourette syndrome, is even harder. You're not alone -- many families have dealt with exactly the same difficulties.
The childhood obesity problem in the U.S. has reached epidemic proportions -- we're raising a generation of obese kids and teens who are at risk for becoming the heaviest generation in history. But parents can do something about it.
As some children enter their toddler years, a small percentage may have problems with socializing or communicating. If signs of autism, Asperger's syndrome or other disorders start to show, they can be categorized under one broad term -- pervasive developmental disorder.
Defiant behavior is a normal part of being a kid. But for some kids, defiance goes beyond the realm of normal behavior. Kids with ODD are so uncooperative and combative that it interferes with their ability to learn, thrive and socialize.
Learning disabilities are no obstacle to a successful future -- even Albert Einstein was a late bloomer when it came to reading. But everyday schoolwork can be a struggle. These activities should make reading and math a little more fun.
Scary statistics and dire predictions about childhood obesity might make you more inclined to turn off the TV than take action. Why bother trying to change if it's so hard to do? But addressing childhood obesity is also about success stories -- and the everyday choices that can turn it all around.
Diabetes affects more children today than ever before. If your child has been diagnosed with diabetes, your greatest concern should be managing the disease. Find out how to help your child manage diabetes.