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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.

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Smart Toys for Every Age

An age-wise guide on play and the toys that encourage learning, promote motor skill development, and spark imagination.

Staying Healthy While You Travel

When you're traveling with your kids, there's a chance that someone might get sick. But early planning and smart packing can help ensure your family stays healthy and safe.

Taking Care of Your Grandchildren

When you take care of your grandkids, you're probably excited to put your own parenting experience to good use. But there are a few childcare basics to brush up on.

Taking Your Child to a Therapist

Many children and teens have problems that affect how they feel, act, or learn. Going to therapy helps them cope better, feel better, and do better.

Talking to Kids About Race and Racism

Race and the harmful effects of racism are common topics of conversation for some families. Other parents, though, might talk about racism and discrimination with their kids rarely, or not at all.To help put an end to racism, everyone has to take an active role, no matter who they are.

Teaching Kids to Be Smart About Social Media

Before kids or teens hit "enter," make sure they know the rules when it comes to oversharing, teasing, posting personal info, and other online don'ts.

Teaching Your Child How to Swallow Pills

Swallowing a pill is something that many of us take for granted. But just like any skill, learning to swallow a pill takes practice.

The Magic of Play: How It Inspires & Aids Early Development

Learn why play is so important during the preschool years, and what you can do to foster your child's imagination.

When Your Child Outgrows Pediatric Care

Help your teen or young adult make the transition from pediatric health care to adult health care. Get tips on finding a new doctor and getting health insurance.