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Childhood Conditions

Childhood conditions like allergies, diabetes, obesity and others can have a great effect on child. Read about child conditions and how to cope as a parent.

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Types of Childhood Diabetes

There used to be a time when juvenile diabetes was strictly type 1 diabetes. Now, doctors are seeing more cases of type 2 diabetes in kids. Find out what puts a child at risk.


What can you do at home to help childhood depression?

When dealing with a depressed child, it’s important to get creative and get moving. Learn more about what you can do at home to help childhood depression from this article. See more »

What are some fun things to do with kids with speech impediments?

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. See more »

What are some fun activities for blind children?

Using the other four senses, there are many activities visually impaired children can enjoy. Learn about fun activities for blind children from this article. See more »

What are some fun things to do with kids who have cancer?

A child who is diagnosed with cancer must make dramatic changes to his or her way of life. You can learn more about some fun things to do with kids who have cancer from this article. See more »

What is precocious puberty?

Some children seem to start puberty earlier than expected. Learn about precocious puberty in this article. See more »

Is childhood mental illness on the rise or overdiagnosed?

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? See more »

Raising a Child with Tourette Syndrome: One Family's Story

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. See more »

Big Kids: 10 Things Parents Can Do to Fight Childhood Obesity

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. See more »

Pervasive Developmental Disorder

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. See more »

Cholesterol and Kids: Facts to Know

Should you be worried about your child's cholesterol? Learn more about cholesterol and how it effects children if not monitored properly. See more »