Tips to Grow By™ Index

The information in these Tips to Grow By™ is of a general nature and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the advice of a physician.

Note: Tips to Grow By are copyrighted, and photocopying of Tips to Grow By is prohibited.



Infants and Newborns

IN239   Reading Books to Babies
When, how and what to read to your baby.
 
IN238   Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Identifies risk factors associated with SIDS and offers strategies for reducing those risks.
 
IN237   Learning, Play and Your Baby
Encouraging your newborn to learn through sensory play.
 
IN235   Building Your Child’s Brain
Encouraging imaginative play and critical thinking.
 
IN234   Jaundice in Healthy Newborns
Types of jaundice; causes and treatment in newborns
 
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Toddlers and Preschoolers

TP316   Pica Eating Disorders
Causes of pica, and treatment for children who eat dirt, sand and other non-food items.
 
TP315   What To Do When Your Toddler Hits (PDF)
Information on why children typically hit and general guidelines for dealing with aggression.
 
TP312   Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers (PDF)
How to choose fun, safe toys that will satisfy your child's love of play.
 
TP311   Disciplining Your Child (PDF)
General discipline guidelines for school-age children, including setting house rules and routines and positive reinforcement guidelines.
 
TP310   Stool Accidents or Encopresis
Cause, symptoms and treatment of bowel elimination problems.
 
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Kids and Teens

KT804   Dental Health
Guide to dental care from infancy to adulthood, including cavity prevention and first aid for tooth injuries.
 
KT424   Growing Pains
If your child wakes up in the middle of the night crying and complaining that his legs hurt, it could be “growing pains.” Learn what this means, symptoms, treatment options and when to call the doctor.
 
KT423   Talking With Your Kids About Sex (PDF)
Helping your children develop a healthy attitude toward their sexuality by incorporating sex education into your overall child-rearing activities.
 
KT421   Keeping Kids Safe from Stranger Danger (PDF)
Basic safety principles for keeping children safe around strangers -- in person and on the Internet.
 
KT418   Talking to Your Child About Puberty
The physical and emotional changes experienced during puberty.
 
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Safety

SA511   All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety (PDF)
Valuable safety information regarding the operation of ATVs by children.
 
SA510   Preventing Medical Errors from Happening to Your Children (PDF)
What are medical and medication errors, and what can be done to prevent them.
 
SA509   Environmental Hazards (PDF)
Common environmental hazards and steps you can take to protect your child.
 
SA508   Backyard Play Equipment
How to choose, install and maintain play equipment for maximum fun and safety.
 
SA507   Choking
Common choking hazards and how to avoid them.
 
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Illness and Injury

General Illness Topics

GI608   Dealing with Your Child's Chronic Illness (PDF)
Practical advice for parents and children on how to cope with a medical condition that may not go away.
 
GI606   Antibiotics
How to ensure that your child benefits from the power of antibiotics.
 
GI605   Hospitalization: A Parent's Guide
How to prepare your child and yourself for a trip to the hospital.
 
GI604   Preparing Your Child for Hospitalization
How to prepare your child and yourself for a trip to the hospital.
 
GI603   Over-the-Counter Medicines
Common-sense advice for using drugstore preparations for your child's illness.
 
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Specific Illnesses and Injuries

SI745   Tonsils and Adenoids
What tonsils and adenoids do; how to recognize an infection; when to have surgery.
 
SI744   MRSA Infection
Cause, symptoms, risk factors and treatment of this skin infection.
 
SI749   Herpangina
Herpangina is an infection that causes sores at the top and back of the mouth, sore throat and fever. It is highly contagious and is spread through poor hand washing after using the bathroom, contact with surfaces contaminated by human feces and sneezing and coughing. It is most common in children ages 3-10, because the virus spreads easily in group settings like schools, day care centers and summer camps.
 
SI748   Pneumonia
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. Most cases of pneumonia are caused by viruses, but pneumonia can also be caused by bacteria, fungi and parasites. Pneumonia affects people of all ages and can be mild to severe. Symptoms to watch for include: fever, fatigue, cough, nausea or vomiting, chills, shortness of breath, congestion and lethargy.
 
SI747   Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Hand, foot and mouth disease is caused by the coxsackievirus. Characterized by red, painful blisters in the mouth and on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, outbreaks usually occur during summer and early fall. Kids under age 5 are most prone to the disease which spreads in places like childcare centers and schools.
 
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Wellness/Disease Prevention

Nutrition and Fitness

NF822   Sports Supplements (PDF)
Are sports supplements necessary and safe?
 
NF825   Is Strength Training Safe for Your Child?
What is strength training and how much is too much?
 
NF824   Sports Medicine and Athletic Injuries
An overview of sports medicine and its benefits; and prevention, treatment and avoidance of common injuries.
 
NF823   Kids and Caffeine (PDF)
What is caffeine; which foods and beverages contain the most caffeine; the effects of caffeine on kids; and what parents can do to limit caffeine intake.
 
NF821   Vitamin D
Why vitamin D is important, where it comes from, and how much does a child need.
 
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Disease Prevention

DP904   Growth Charts
Explains why doctors use growth charts to look for normal growth patterns and also to recognize growth disorders.
 
DP903   Secondhand Smoke (PDF)
The dangers of exposing children to secondhand smoke.
 
DP902   Kids and Smoking (PDF)
How your smoking may affect your child's health and how to keep your kids from picking up the habit.
 
DP901   Immunizations
The importance of vaccinations, including recommended shots and when to get them.
 

Wellness Visits

WV1007   Preschool Well Visit
This series emphasizes the importance of regular doctor visits. Each Tip explains what to expect during the visit, including immunizations and routine tests, as well as typical developmental stages for each age range.
 
WV1006   1-2 Year Old Well Visit
This series emphasizes the importance of regular doctor visits. Each Tip explains what to expect during the visit, including immunizations and routine tests, as well as typical developmental stages for each age range.
 
WV1005   18 Month Old Well Visit
This series emphasizes the importance of regular doctor visits. Each Tip explains what to expect during the visit, including immunizations and routine tests, as well as typical developmental stages for each age range.
 
WV1004   08-12 Month Old Well Visit
This series emphasizes the importance of regular doctor visits. Each Tip explains what to expect during the visit, including immunizations and routine tests, as well as typical developmental stages for each age range.
 
WV1003   04-07 Month Old Well Visit
This series emphasizes the importance of regular doctor visits. Each Tip explains what to expect during the visit, including immunizations and routine tests, as well as typical developmental stages for each age range.
 
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Behavioral and Psychological Issues

BP413   Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Possible causes, symptoms and treatment of ADHD.
 
BP406   Self-Esteem
Specific advice for helping your child develop a healthy, positive self image.
 
BP404   Childhood Fears
Common fears from birth through age 12, including coping strategies.
 
BP1131   Drug Abuse of Common Substances (PDF)
Identification of common household substances and backyard plants, which when used for illicit purposes, can produce effects similar to illegal and abused drugs.
 
BP1126   Whining (PDF)
Why kids whine and nag; what parents can do to stop these aggravating behaviors.
 
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