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One-third of parents resort to spanking to discipline babies
Parents speak out about how schools should manage nut allergies
Upcoming report: How do schools manage food allergies?
Pro-vaccine campaigns backfiring with some parents
Parents without health insurance less likely to take breastfeeding classes
Breastfeeding: Are resources reaching the parents who need them?
President’s Cancer Panel pushes to increase HPV vaccination rates
Specialist referral process unclear for many parents
Looking back at a year of children’s health research: Part 2
Looking back at a year of children’s health research
How to keep cold weather from freezing your family’s activity level
Some parents still missing the message about cough medicines and young children
Email advice from doctors: Convenient care at no cost?
Bullying: An important back-to-school conversation
Whooping cough on the rise: is your newborn protected?
Keeping infants safe from whooping cough
Many tweens using social media despite age restrictions
Safe dreams: sleep safety for babies
Teens using “study drugs”: More common than parents think
“Study drugs”: Are parents aware of the risks?
Will you leave your tweens home alone this summer?
Sunblock, shades, and showers? Preventing illness from water parks
Distracted drivers? Parents may be just as guilty as teens
Share your story: Cough & cold medicines for young kids
Cough & cold medicine for young kids: Upcoming report
Do you listen to your children’s doctor?
How do parents choose their children’s doctor?
Choosing a doctor for your child: Upcoming report
Narcotic pain meds among children & teens: Are parents numb to misuse?
What can you do to fight the flu?
Misuse of narcotic pain meds among children & teens: Upcoming report
Turning up the volume on teens and hearing loss
Parents: Will you give your kids OTC cough & cold meds to combat flu season?
Children’s apps: Privacy traps?
Safe Travels Part 3: Sleep Safety
Do you know where your kids have been…online? Parenting in the age of smartphones & social media
Safe Travels Part 2: Medicine Safety
Safe Travels Part 1: Car Seat Safety
Safe travels: Keeping kids safe during holidays away from home
Parents worry about losing their jobs when they stay home to care for sick kids
Upcoming report: How do working parents manage when kids get sick?
Car seat safety: Are your kids using the right safety restraints?
Recreational water illnesses: how to keep from getting sick
“Breast is best” but uninsured parents take breastfeeding classes less often
Seeing specialists: Roles of parents & providers unclear
Email consultation: co-pay or no-pay?
Broad public support for banning smoking in vehicles with kids present
Protecting newborns from whooping cough
One in ten teens using “study drugs,” but are parents paying attention?
Parents ignore warning labels, give cough & cold meds to young kids
Just what the doctor ordered? Not for many parents
How to select a child’s doctor? Parents prefer grapevine to online
Parents numb to misuse of narcotic pain medicines by youth?
Sick kids, struggling parents
Parental concerns about childhood obesity: time for a reality check?
Summer safety for 'tweens' home alone
Internet predators, privacy and porn concern parents
In the age of 'sexting', parents weigh options to block inappropriate content
Many parents not using booster seats, unaware of state laws for kids 4-8 years old
Speak or spank? More parents choose reasoning than physical discipline
Gun shy? 14 million parents have never talked gun safety with their kids
Silent risk: Most parents and teens not talking about noise-induced hearing loss
Many infants at risk in unsafe sleep settings
Parents turning car seats to face forward too early
Parents say, "Other teens drink and use marijuana, but my kids don't"
Most parents unaware of medical research opportunities for their kids
Few parents enforce shower-before-pool rules that prevent illness from water parks
Parents want explanations, not scare tactics, from the media about children's health
Despite warnings, parents continue to use cough & cold medicines for young kids