Nearly 1 in 10 babies are born early. It's important for parents of preemies to be informed and engaged. Understanding the NICU can help.
"During our weeks in the NICU, I picked up the terminology. I asked questions and I made sure that I understood what was happening at any given time and what the next 'steps' were. Feeling educated helped me feel in control." --Marnie, mother of Kellan... View details ⇨
We believe a really great book has the power to teach kids important lessons. That's why the AAP and Reach Out and Read compiled this list of books to help you raise children who are curious, brave, kind, and thoughtful. Special thanks to AAP Pediatrician Dr. Dipesh Navsaria for this great resource.
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Dr. Natalie Digate Muth (How to Raise Healthy Eaters), coauthor of The Picky Eater Project, shares tips for helping your picky eaters expand their palates and eat healthfully in this WGN TV Midday News segment.
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Sally Sampson, founder of ChopChop Magazine and co-author of the forthcoming book, The Picky Eater Project, shared a healthy and fun recipe for you to make with your kids on Better Connecticut! Check it out and learn how to make Chinese congee.
Today is the International Day for Tolerance. The AAP believes strongly that promoting tolerance & acceptance can help reduce youth violence & alienation. Understanding how racial bias works in children can help them deal with & react to racial differences. #STRYVE
November is Prematurity Awareness Month! Understanding the NICU includes real advice from other NICU parents.
"A stay in the NICU is going to be temporary. They won't let you stay there forever even on those days when it really feels like you will be there forever. While it is difficult not to constantly look for the finish line (and everyone will ask, 'When is the baby coming home?'), try... View details ⇨
Since the election, many parents are wondering how to speak to their kids about the results, how to help them cope with disturbing rhetoric & how to explain news reports of protests. Here are some helpful tips from AAP CEO Karen Remley, MD, FAAP.