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School Struggles and Your Child: Tips from Experts

School Struggles and Your Child: Tips from Experts

It’s natural for all students to struggle some in school. But if your child is consistently facing the same issues, it’s worth looking for ways to help him or her.

Pediatric Craniosynostosis Surgery: What You Should Know

Pediatric Craniosynostosis Surgery: What You Should Know

Surgery options for pediatric craniosynostosis (a condition that affects an infant’s head shape).

Debunking Myths of Teen Depression

Debunking Myths of Teen Depression

Don’t be misled by common myths. Here’s what parents of teens need to know about depression.

7 School Lunch Tips for Picky Eaters

7 School Lunch Tips for Picky Eaters

Struggling to pack a healthy lunch for your picky eater? View the slideshow and follow these tips from a Johns Hopkins pediatric dietitian.

How to Know If Your Child Needs Glasses

How to Know If Your Child Needs Glasses

It can be difficult to know if your child has vision problems. A Johns Hopkins eye expert provides tips to help you recognize if your child may need glasses.

No-Panic Guide to Head Lice Treatment

No-Panic Guide to Head Lice Treatment

Stay calm and beat head lice with this head lice treatment guide based on recommendations from a Johns Hopkins pediatric dermatologist.

Does going back to school mean going back to bullying?

Does going back to school mean going back to bullying?

Learn how to start a conversation about bullying at school with your kids and help them feel safe.

Managing Eczema in Winter and Year-Round: A Parent’s Guide

Managing Eczema in Winter and Year-Round: A Parent’s Guide

Red, crusty, dry patches can be common on a baby's skin, particularly in winter, and cause concern for parents. We spoke with pediatric dermatologist Katherine Puttgen to learn more.

Packing a Healthy School Lunch

Packing a Healthy School Lunch

Nutrition experts offer tips for parents to help their children make healthy selections in the cafeteria.

A Parent’s Guide to the Flu

A Parent’s Guide to the Flu

Pediatric infectious disease specialist Pranita Tamma, M.D. shares insights for parents.

Protect Your Child's Health in School

Protect Your Child's Health in School

Children in close contact with one another and more likely to share germs and infections. Learn more about what you can do to protect your child from getting sick.

Stool Color Guide

Stool Color Guide

Poop comes in all colors. In general, these colors are normal and variations in these colors do not indicate that anything is wrong. Check out our guide to find out if you child's poop color is normal.

A Dangerously Tasty Treat: The Hot Dog is a Choking Hazard

A Dangerously Tasty Treat: The Hot Dog is a Choking Hazard

Research suggests hot dogs are the top cause of food-related choking in children under the age of 3.

Cleft Palate: What Parents Need to Know

Cleft Palate: What Parents Need to Know

With cases of cleft palate on the rise among children, experts weigh in about what parents should expect.

Start of School Can Worsen Bedwetting in Children

Start of School Can Worsen Bedwetting in Children

Parents often seek medical attention for their child's bed wetting struggles, which is often linked to lifestyle and diet habits. Learn more.

Burst Appendix or Stomach Flu?

Burst Appendix or Stomach Flu?

Doctors recommend that children with prolonged or severe abdominal symptoms be evaluated for ruptured appendix. Learn more about the questions to consider.

Does This Child Have Appendicitis?

Does This Child Have Appendicitis?

A 5-year-old with abdominal pain, nausea and fever may have appendicitis or any of a number of other problems. Experts share warning signs to ease your anxiety.

Newborn Skin 101

Newborn Skin 101

Odd rashes, suspicious crusting and bumps are all common afflictions of newborn skin. Pediatric dermatologist Katherine Brown Puttgen, M.D. offers the ABCs in newborn skin for new parents.