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Growing Up

A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Teen Years

You've lived through 2 AM feedings, toddler temper tantrums, and the back-to-school blues. So why is the word "teenager" causing you so much anxiety?

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.

Colic

Colic is common in babies - but that doesn't make it easier for parents to handle. Learn what colic is, what causes it, and what you can do about it.

Disciplining Your Toddler

Reeling in your active little one can be tough. But setting limits now helps prevent bigger problems down the road.

Helping Your Teen Decide What to Do After High School

Helping to prepare your teen for life after high school is one of the most important tasks you will have as a parent.

Managing Your Toddler's Behavior (Video)

Learn how to encourage good behavior, handle tantrums, and keep your cool when parenting your toddler.

PMS, Cramps, and Irregular Periods

Most period problems are common and normal. But some might be a sign that there's something else going on.

Potty Training Your Child (Video)

Get tips and advice on helping your child make the switch from diapers to big-kid underwear — for good!

Signing Kids Up for Sports

Organized sports can help kids grow in many ways. Consider your child's age, personality, and abilities to help make sports fun.

Talking to Your Child About Periods

Kids reaching puberty should already know what's going to happen to their bodies. Here are some tips for talking to your daughter about menstruation.