Young Parents Team
Why read it Contents are contributed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, a professional medical and non-profit organisation. Use its Symptom Checker to find out what’s troubling your kid. Ages & Stages covers hot topics like breastfeeding, toilet training and puberty.
What you can learn The Food and Drug Administration doesn’t recommend over-the-counter cough and cold medicines for kids below four, but for those between four and six only if recommended by a doctor. The website suggests homemade cough remedies, like apple juice for babies, and honey for toddlers and preschoolers.
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Why read it It’s run by the famous Sears family – doctor dad William; mum Martha, a registered nurse; and doctor sons Jim, Bob and Peter. They’ve written more than 40 books and gone on shows like 20/20 and Oprah. The section on attachment parenting, which William and Martha also wrote a book on, teaches how you can ease your toddler into independence.
What you can learn Dinners that are high in carbohydrates and low to medium in protein help your kids relax and be ready for a good night’s rest. Try these meals: stir-fried tofu, scrambled eggs and cheese, seafood and pasta. Recipes for some of these are also available on the website.
Related: 10 healthy eating tips for pre-teens
Why read it Its articles are reviewed by paediatricians and other medical experts. You’ll find sections for parents, kids, teens and educators, so it’s really easy for you to access the wealth of information. Articles come in audio files that you can listen to and download.
What you can learn It’s important to develop your kid’s sense of humour. The website explains what makes children laugh. And, yes, your preschooler is not alone in her fondness for toilet humour. It’s common among kids that age, as they get more aware of body functions.
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