Most parents are aware of and accurately evaluate the extent of their teenager's cigarette smoking, marijuana use, drinking and overall substance use.
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The decision by King Middle School in Maine to make birth control pills available to school students who are as young as 11 years of age is obviously not only very controversial but also shows how low our morals have gone.
Seeing through a child's eyes can help parents better introduce new words to young toddlers and give better parenting to toddlers.
National and local news reports of attempted child abductions have increased child safety concerns among parents and the general community. To help parents protect their children through education, the Marion County Health Department has created an educational video using real-life situations to help school-aged children reduce their risk of being abducted.
Through the health department's violence prevention program, "Safety Moves" presents eight scenes to help children learn ways to identify potentially dangerous situations.
Babies raised in bilingual homes learn new words differently than infants learning one language.
When a young child experiences negative emotions - anger, anxiety, or distress - can his parents respond in a way that fosters the child's emotional development?
Parental participation in medical decisions linked to self-efficacy, past experience with hospitalized child.
Schwab Learning launched a new interactive tool for parents who suspect their child may have a learning problem.
HHS campaign that aired advertisements promoting breast-feeding from 2003 to 2005 was "toned down" after formula industry representatives hired lobbyists to influence the department.Breast-Feeding
An HHS campaign thataired advertisements promoting breast-feeding from 2003 to 2005 was"toned down" after formula industry representatives hired lobbyists toinfluence the department, the Washington Post reports.
Alcohol-based hand sanitizer causes parents and teachers to pause.Pencils, crayons, sandwich bags, and hand sanitizer -- all are typical supplies found on many back-to-school lists. But one item on that list may cause parents and teachers to pause. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer and accidental ingestion of the product have been the subject of recent news reports, highlighting the need for parental supervision.
The number of frequent discussions between parents and teens about the risks of drug abuse has decreased significantly.
Rudy Giuliani will work to reduce abortions by increasing support for adoption services nationwide
Legislation would provide female federal employees with eight weeks of paid paternal leave.
Partner indigent mothers with a mentor who offers parenting and health advice and helps find resources in the community.
Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison filed a motion to intervene in the legal dispute between Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri's Overland Park.
HHS campaign encourages parents to talk to their children about remaining abstinent until marriage.
Even as the media environment continues to change, parents say they are getting control of their own children's exposure to sex and violence in the media, but they remain concerned about inappropriate content in the media more broadly.
Pennsylvania expectant parents and parents of newborns reminded that Pennsylvania's Safe Haven law allows them to legally and confidentially turn over unwanted infants up to 28 days old to any hospital as an alternative to abandonment.
Fertility specialists are cautioning Indiana men striving to become first-time fathers to wade carefully through an abundance of mis-information about male fertility -- fueled in part by an explosion of Internet tips.
"The Internet is a great resource to learn about fertility," said Laura Reuter, M.D., medical director of Midwest Fertility Specialists, the largest single group of reproductive endocrinologists in Indiana. "However, it's also an unending source of urban myths and half-truths, which may be counterproductive to couples attempting to start families."
Health care and patient advocates from North and South America are gathering outside Chicago for an intensive three-day workshop focused on efforts to improve patient safety in mother and child health care.
Parenthood affiliates in California routinely receive more taxpayer money than they need and put the excess in the bank.