Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help ensure they have a safe holiday.

Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help ensure they have a safe and healthy holiday.

Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help ensure they have a safe holiday.

Americans at all income levels have experienced the challenges of rebuilding their lives after a disaster or other emergency. In these stressful circumstances, having access to personal financial, insurance, medical, and other records is crucial for starting the process of recovery quickly and efficiently.

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area.  Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

Most babies have a natural need to suck, and find it calming.  This type of sucking is called "non-nutritive sucking" because the baby is not being fed.  Giving a baby a pacifier can satisfy a baby’s need to suck.  If parents choose to give their baby a pacifier, here are some tips for using it safely.

Being a parent is a wonderful gift, but sometimes that gift can be overwhelming.  Below are 10 parenting tips for parents with children of all ages to help guide you along the way when times seem hard or if you just need a little help in certain areas.  

As parents, we learn about the benefits of regular doctor visits, immunizations, physical activity, and proper nutrition. We understand the need for stimulating toys and activities to promote brain development. However, we may overlook the importance of nurturing our children’s emotional development.

Whining can be like nails on a chalkboard. Here’s why whining happens—and how you can help. 

Pregnancy is an amazing and beautiful thing, but it can be confusing, especially if it's your first time around.  A tool that seems to be helpful for new moms is pregnancy apps on your phone.  They are not just helpful during pregnancy, but if you find the right one, it will help you track your fertility before pregnancy and keep track of baby's milestones once they're born. 

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