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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Behavior

Teaching Kids Not to Bully

Whether bullying is physical or verbal, if it's not stopped it can lead to more aggressive antisocial behavior - and interfere with a child's success in school and ability to form and sustain friendships.

Teaching Your Child Self-Control

Tantrums and outbursts can rile even the most patient parents. Helping kids learn self-control teaches them how to respond to situations without just acting on impulse.

Teens Talk About Bullying (Video)

Hear from teens who've been bullied - and what they did about it.

Temper Tantrums

Temper tantrums range from whining and crying to screaming, kicking, hitting, and breath holding. Get the facts on managing - and preventing - temper tantrums.

Therapy for ADHD

Therapy is part of the treatment for most kids and teens diagnosed with ADHD. This article helps parents learn what to expect and how therapy works.

Toilet Training

Even before your child is ready to try the potty, you can prepare your little one by teaching about the process. Here are some tips.

Your Child's Habits

Nail biting, hair twirling, thumb sucking, and nose picking - these childhood habits are common. Here's how to deal with them.