• Food Labels 101

    It is important that you know how to shop for quality foods. This section explains how to maximize your trips to the grocery store by revealing exactly how to read labels and find healthy foods.

  • The Healthy Shopping Guide

    Regardless of what nutrition program you are following -- whether it is low carbohydrate, low fat, no-sugar or based on some other method -- there are always healthier choices that can be made when you are shopping.

  • Infant Hearing

    For effective intervention and rehabilitation to occur, infants should be tested in the newborn nursery or they may never be tested until specific symptoms of hearing loss are observed by parents or care takers.

  • Vulnerability and Preemie Parenthood

    For most parents of preemies, some sense of vulnerability lingers after homecoming. Many parents find themselves vigilantly watching for any signs of trouble, ever ready to intervene and fearing that the saga of prematurity will never end.

  • When Kids Can't Have What They Want

    How to respond when the wants of parents and children differ is one of The Big Questions of parenting. Things usually go well when parents and kids want the same things -- problems start when they don't!

  • Is Child Massage Safe?

    So what is it about massage that makes it so good? At Touch Research Institute, led by Tiffany Field, Ph.D., in Miami, Florida, they have conducted many studies on the effects of touch on children. A common finding is decreased levels of stress hormones.

  • Serving the Best Interests of Your Child

    If your baby is still in the NICU, you can be as active as you want in seeing that your baby receives appropriate, sensitive care. Remember that your baby is a member of your family, and you are the parent.

  • Meeting the Challenges of Breast-Feeding in the NICU

    Unfortunately, while your preemie is hospitalized, you may not always receive effective guidance and support in your attempts to breast-feed. Your desire to breast-feed or the pace that you had imagined for feeding your baby might not match the staff's routines.

  • Has Your Baby's Hearing Been Screened?

    Most children hear and listen from birth. They learn to talk by imitating the sounds around them and the voices of their parents and caregivers. But that's not true for all children. In fact, about 2 or 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing