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Mental Health Problems for Kids on the Rise with COVID Pandemic

The U.S. surgeon general recently sounded an alarm about a mental health crisis gripping the nation’s children and adolescents. Symptoms of depression and anxiety have spiked, as have emergency room visits for mental health issues.

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How Your Child Learns To Read -- and How You Can Help

Babies begin learning right from the moment of birth. Spend as much time as you can talking, reading, singing, and playing with your baby with these tips from UH Rainbow Babies and Children's.

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Why You Should Skip Cold Medicine for Young Kids

Children catch as many as six to eight colds per year. But before you reach for the over-the counter cold medicines, learn about their potential risks.

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How To Connect With, Understand and Calm Your Baby

Some parents bond with their newborn the minute they first see them, but that isn’t always the case. Sometimes it may take a little time to form that deep connection with your newborn.

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Best Tips To Protect Your Youngster from Common Choking Hazards

As curious young children discover their world, they learn to enjoy new foods and new experiences. But what they put in their mouths can become a choking danger.

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General Anxiety Disorder in Kids: When Worry and Fear Doesn't Go Away

Generalized anxiety disorder is a mental health problem. A child with generalized anxiety disorder has a lot of worry and fear that may be more intense than expected.

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Why Dads Make a Difference

The bond between mother and child is one of the most important connections humans can make. But the bond between father and child is just as vital, and includes his support of the mother and the family unit.

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How To Make Shots Less Stressful for Your Child or Baby

When the time comes for your child to get vaccinated, you can take steps to make the experience less stressful for your child. Here are some simple ways that you can support your child before, during and after shots at the pediatrician’s office.

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