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Amphetamines: What Parents Need to Know

Amphetamines (including prescription diet pills) are highly addictive stimulants that accelerate functions in the brain and body.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is a normal part of growing up, and all kids experience it. But when it becomes extreme, it can interfere with a child's overall happiness.

Becoming a Stepparent

Stepparenting can be a challenging yet rewarding experience. Learn how to cultivate a healthy relationship with your stepkids.

Biting

There are ways to get to the bottom of your toddler's biting habit. These steps can help.

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.

Child Abuse

Child abuse — whether it's physical, sexual, emotional, medical, or another type — can harm kids in many ways. Learn how to spot the signs of child abuse.

Cocaine & Crack: What Parents Need to Know

Cocaine and crack are illegal drugs that produce an intense high and can cause a stroke, heart attack, or even death.

Connecting With Your Preteen

As your preteen becomes more independent, staying connected may seem like more of a challenge. But it's as important as ever – here are some tips.

Cough and Cold Medicine Abuse

Chugging cough medicine for an instant high is a dangerous, potentially deadly practice.