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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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.

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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.

By Tom Scheve

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.

By Jill Jaracz


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.

By Colleen Cancio

Epilepsy affects more than 300,000 children in the United States alone. For some, epilepsy could be a serious obstacle to living a "normal" life. Keep kids involved with these activity ideas.

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.

Depression in children requires the help of a trained professional to treat, but here are a few activities that you can help out with.


Sensory processing disorder is a condition that exists when sensory signals don't get organized into appropriate responses. Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of sensory processing disorder.

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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.

By Elizabeth Sprouse

Parents often know intuitively when something is not quite right with their child's development. Find out what signs to watch out for in detecting a disability in your child.