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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.

Family Life

Bonding With Grandparents

Building a close relationship between grandparents and grandkids benefits everyone. Learn how.

Booster Seat Safety

Your tot's not a baby anymore! It's time for a big-kid booster seat. But how can you ensure that your child is still safe and secure in the car? Find out here.

Breath-Holding Spells

Kids who have these spells hold their breath until they pass out. Although upsetting to watch, the spells are not harmful and do not pose any serious, long-term health risks.

Camps for Kids With Special Needs

There are many camp choices for kids with special needs. From highly specialized camps to regular camps that accommodate kids with special needs, options abound.

Car Seat Safety

What's the right way to install an infant safety seat? Is your toddler ready for a convertible seat? Get the car seat know-how you need here.

Caring for Siblings of Kids With Special Needs

Kids love their siblings. Often, those who have a brother or sister with special needs want to help. Here's how to help them feel loved and secure about their place in the family.

Caring for Siblings of Seriously Ill Children

By being aware of what healthy siblings are going through and taking a few steps to make things a little easier for them, parents can help kids cope.

Choosing and Instructing a Babysitter

One of your most important tasks as a parent is finding a qualified babysitter. Here are some essential tips on choosing and instructing a babysitter.

Community Service: A Family's Guide to Getting Involved

One of the most satisfying, fun, and productive ways to unite as a family is volunteering for community service projects. It sets a good example for your kids and helps the community.

Competitive Sports: Helping Kids Play it Cool

Sometimes the pressure to succeed on the field or in the court can be overwhelming. Learn what you can do to help your child keeps things in perspective.