There’s no doubt that the Internet, when in the wrong hands, can become a scary place where not everyone has the best of intentions. Today more than ever, teens and younger children need to learn not only how to handle strangers face-to-face, but also how to protect themselves from strangers on the Internet.
According to a recent study from the Pew Research Center, 92 percent of teens report going online daily. Yet, a child sometimes doesn’t even have to communicate with a stranger directly in order to give information that could be harmful.
Strep throat can be a very painful and contagious infection. While anyone can catch strep throat, it is most common among school-age children and teens between the ages of 5 and 15 years old, as the bacteria that causes strep throat spreads most often during the school year when large groups of children are in close quarters, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
How can you tell if your child has strep throat or is simply suffering from a sore throat? The CDC recommends checking for these common strep throat symptoms in children:
Thanksgiving Day traditions in the United States often include sitting around the table with the family, feasting on turkey and stuffing and sweet potatoes, and savoring pumpkin pie, made using grandma’s recipe. The list goes on and on.
For many people, maintaining this tradition means traveling, which makes the Thanksgiving holiday notoriously one of the busiest travel times of the year. Traveling on Thanksgiving weekend is often synonymous with traffic delays and travel snags at almost every turn.
If you plan to brave the roads or the rails or the skies this Thanksgiving, check out our infographic for Thanksgiving travel tips that could help make your trip a little smoother.
As many parents can attest, an infant’s baby teeth making their debut through delicate pink gums is often accompanied by crying, fussing, and the child’s overall discomfort. According to the Mayo Clinic, most babies begin the natural process of teething at around 6 months old.
If your infant exhibits any of the following symptoms, it’s likely that teething is imminent:
- Chewing on solid objects
- Crankiness and irritability
- Swollen gums
- Loss of appetite
- Trouble sleeping
Here are some tips from the Mayo Clinic on how to soothe a teething baby:
Whether bathing your child in the bathtub or splashing with your toddler in the pool, water can be a lot of fun for kids. Water can also be dangerous, so it’s important to take special care and precautions to keep your child safe in and around water at all times.
Here are some home water-safety tips for kids: