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Parenting Information and Advice


Information and advice on dealing with common parenting issues and problems, including nutrition, growth, development, sibling rivalry, potty training, getting your child to sleep all night, and managing behavior problems and temper tantrums.
  1. Nutrition
  2. Safety
  3. Growth and Development
  4. Behavior and Discipline
  5. Sleep
  1. Potty Training
  2. Childhood Transitions
  3. Quizzes and Polls
  4. Tools and Calculators


A six month old eating baby food.

Proper nutrition in childhood can reinforce lifelong eating habits that contribute to your children's overall well-being and help them to grow up to their full potential and a healthy life.


A Baby Reaching for a Hot Stove

Accidents are the leading cause of death for children. Most of these deaths could easily be prevented and it is therefore important to keep your child's safety in mind at all times. These web sites offer tips to keep your children safe.

Growth and Development

A Preschooler Counting 'Little Piggies'

From newborns to teens, parents often have questions and wonder if their children are developing normally. These articles and sites will provide information on your child's growth and development.

Behavior and Discipline

Temper Tantrum

A guide to effectively disciplining your child, including information on dealing with temper tantrums, biting, and using time-out and other discipline strategies.


Sleeping Student

Is your child sleeping through the night? Find help and advice to prevent and correct common sleep problems for children, including bedtime battles, night time awakenings, night terrors, and sleepwalking.

Potty Training

Learn about potty training your toddler, including signs of readiness and avoiding mistakes.

Childhood Transitions

A Child Dressing Himself

Many of the difficult times as a parent revolve around childhood transitions, such as when your baby weans from the breast, moves from a crib to a bed, gives up his naps, and starts kindergarten, etc. Learning about and anticipating these childhood transitions can make parenting a little easier.

Quizzes and Polls

Take our quizzes and polls of common pediatric parenting problems and information to see if you know as much as you should or think you do about taking care of your kids.

Tools and Calculators

Useful pediatric tools, including polls, growth charts, body mass index calculators, height predictors and other resources to help you care for your kids.

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