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40 inspirational quotes for caregivers

If you know the selfless, rewarding life of caring for another person, then you also know how heavy things can get — and that's true no matter whether you're a family member caring for a loved one, or a professional caregiver working with a patient. Sometimes, just a... more


We all lie to our kids’ pediatricians. Here’s what you can do about it

According to a recent study, between 60 and 80 percent of patients say they haven’t told their doctors the truth or have withheld information from them. For parents and their children’s pediatricians, experts say there are even more compelling reasons to lie. While “well-child” checkups aren’t required by law, they... more


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How often should I be checking my child's temperature when they're sick?

My daughter has had a cold for a few days and is taking medicine that includes a fever reducer, but I'm wondering how often I should be monitoring and checking her temperature. 


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What are the best cough drops that actually help you stop coughing?

What are the best cough drops that actually help you stop coughing? My 16 year old daughter is recovering from a cold and still having the occasional coughing fit.


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When do girls typically start shaving their legs now a days? How about armpits?

My daughter's blonde leg hairs haven't been an issue until all her friends started shaving. I don't want her to grow up too soon. When should she start shaving her legs? How about under her arms?


Only Child Syndrome -- A Real Thing or Unnecessary Worry?

Only children sometimes get a bad rap for being spoiled, but is it true? Experts weigh in!Only child syndrome is the myth that only children are lonely, selfish, spoiled, impatient and maladjusted. But there's a new wave of research that says these perceptions are completely untrue and subjective. And with... more


Fever in Children: When Should You Worry?

Fever in children, while scary for parents, is a healthy sign the body is fighting infection, doctors say. Here's what you need to know. That number on the thermometer keeps climbing. Your child's a wreck -- you even more so. Do you give him more Tylenol? A cool bath... more


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How to Fake a Fever and Get Out of School

My 14 year old daughter is quite ingenious. She actually researched how to fake a fever this week and tried to trick me into letting her skip school. Thankfully, I knew what to look for. Have your kids ever done this? Here's how they might try to fake a... more