Teens turn to cutting and other forms of self-harm to ease stress. Teen self-harm requires parents to help their kids cope. Dyan Aretakis of the UVA Teen & Young Adult Health Center offers tips on how to get started. More »
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The results from this international study are reassuring both for parents who exclusively breastfeed and those who struggle and supplement with formula. More »
Your kids are going to get way too much candy. Get tips for what to do with it and how you can keep them safe during trick-or-treating. More »
Too much coffee: Can it kill you? Are your kids at risk for a caffeine overdose? Dr. Holstege explains why coffee isn't bad, how headlines don't tell the whole story, and why you should focus on how caffeine is hurting your sleep. More »
Drug abuse on the rise: Teens are using ADHD meds as study drugs to help them pass exams. Find out steps you can take to protect your teen from this trend. More »
How much of your brain do you need to live? Why do bug bites get puffy? A UVA pediatrician answers these and other pressing questions from an eight-year-old. More »
It's not easy, but discussing these events in developmentally-appropriate language can help children feel safer and more secure, while also letting them know you are available and supportive. More »