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Family Life

Getting Support When Your Child Has Special Health Care Needs

You might have more on your plate than most parents, but it doesn't mean you have to do it all alone. Here's how to ask for help and avoid caregiver burnout.

Giving Teens a Voice in Health Care Decisions

Involving teens in their health care can help prepare them for managing it on their own as adults.

Halloween Safety Tips

From the candy to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time. But it can pose dangers to young revelers. For a trick-free treat, follow these simple safety tips.

Healthy Habits for TV, Video Games, and the Internet

TV, interactive video games, and the Internet can be excellent sources of education and entertainment, but too much plugged-in time can have unhealthy side effects.

Helping Your Child Heal After Trauma

Kids can recover after trauma with help from therapy and extra support and comfort from parents.

How Can I Teach Kids to Be Smart About Strangers?

Find out what the experts have to say.

How Media Use Can Affect Kids

Technology can be part of a healthy childhood, but it's important for parents to track their kids' screen time and set limits.

How to Find Affordable Health Care

Finding coverage for your kids may be difficult, but it's not impossible. Many kids are eligible for government or community programs, even if their parents work. Learn what resources are available to your family.

Internet Safety

The Internet is a wonderful resource, but access to it has its hazards for kids. Here's how to make sure your kids go online safely.

Leaving Your Child Home Alone

It's natural for parents to be a bit anxious when first leaving kids without supervision. But you can feel prepared and confident with some planning and a couple of trial runs.