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Topics followed by * (asterisk) are available in Spanish. Brief versions of topics have a reading level no higher than 4th grade.

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O   [Top]
Obesity -- See Overweight
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, resource list
Only child in family, resource list
Oral contraceptives (teen version) *
Osgood-Schlatter disease
    illustration *
    text *
Osteogenesis imperfecta
osteogenesis imperfecta
    letter for parents
Otitis externa
    brief parent version *
    complete parent version
    teen version
Otitis media
    brief parent version *
    complete parent version
    teen version
Otitis media with effusion
Overweight
    body mass index for boys
    body mass index for girls
    children
    helping teens with weight
    prevention in infants *
    resource list
    weight reduction
        parent version *
        teen version
Oxygen therapy
P   [Top]
Pacifier
Pain
    abdominal
        brief version *
        complete version
    back
        parent version *
        teen version
    bone, muscle, and joint
        brief version *
        complete version
    chest *
    diary
        chart
        text
    drug dosages for relief *
    headache
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    limb *
    neck, acute *
    with urination
        brief version *
        complete version
Pale skin
Parental relationships, resource list
Parenting
    (see also Behavior; Discipline)
    adoption
    childproofing the home
    day care, helping your child adjust
    divorce, helping children cope *
    economics of a new baby
    mother working outside the home, advice for *
    moving, helping child adjust
    new father
    new mother
    problems of early parenthood
    remarriage, helping children cope
    resource lists
        adoption
        divorce
        family relationships
        general
        moving
        parental relationships
        parenting teenagers
        remarriage and stepparenting
        sibling of newborn
        working parents
    sex education for young children
    sexually abused child
    sibling rivalry with newborn *
    single parenting
    sleep problems, prevention from 6 months to 2 years *
    sleep problems, prevention from birth to 6 months *
    stepparenting
    toddler discipline
    toy safety
        child (age 6 to 9 years)
        infant (0 to 18 months)
        preschooler (3 to 6 years)
        toddler (age 18 months to 3 years)
Paronychia
    brief version *
    complete version
Partial vision loss *
Parvovirus
Passive smoking
    effect on children *
    effect on children with asthma
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner's knee)
    illustration *
    text (for teens) *
Peak flow meter
    parent version
    record chart
    teen version *
    using the zone system
    using the zone system (for teens)
Peanut allergy
Pediculosis capitis (head lice)
    brief version *
    complete version
Pediculosis pubis (crab lice) (teen version) *
Pediculosis pubis (crab lice) *
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) (teen version) *
Penis
    circumcision care and problems *
    decision to circumcise *
    foreskin care and problems *
Perthes disease
Pertussis (whooping cough)
Pervasive developmental disorder
    autism *
    overview *
    resource list
Pes planus
Pets
    death of, resource list
    mistreating
Pharyngitis
    brief parent version *
    complete parent version
    teen version
Phenobarbital
Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Phenylketonuria (PKU), newborn screening test
Physical abuse
    effects of family violence on children
    parenting sexually abused child
    protecting children from sexual assault
        complete version
    shaken baby syndrome
Physical disability, resource list
Physical fighting and spitting
Physical punishment *
Physician visits
    (see also Forms)
    comforting your child
    making visits easier
    preparation for calling a physician *
    resource list
Picky eaters *
Pierced-ear infection
    brief parent version *
    complete parent version
    teen version
Pigeon toe
Pimple *
Pink eye -- See Conjunctivitis
Pinworm
    brief version *
    complete version
Pityriasis alba
Pityriasis rosea
PKU (phenylketonuria)
Play
    independent
        teaching
    social play
    sports and children
    toy safety and materials
        child (age 6 to 9 years)
        infant (0 to 18 months)
        preschooler (3 to 6 years)
        toddler (age 18 months to 3 years)
Playing with other children
Pneumonia
    admission and discharge instructions
    general guidelines
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
Pneumothorax in newborn
Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac
    general guidelines
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    illustration *
Poisoning
    general guidelines *
    prevention *
Poisonous plants
Poking and stalling about dressing
Polio vaccine
    reactions
    schedule *
Pool safety, diarrhea
Portuguese man-of-war or jellyfish sting *
Position for sleep for young infants *
Positional plagiocephaly
Postinfectious arthritis
Postnasal drip
    brief version *
    complete version
Postpartum blues *
Postpartum breast engorgement
Precocious puberty
    boys
    girls
Precordial catch syndrome *
Pregnancy prevention (teen version) *
Premature baby
    anemia
    apnea
    care of infant weighing less than 3 pounds
    infection
    intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH)
    resource list
    respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)
    transient tachypnea (TTN)
Preparation for calling a physician *
Preschool
    preparing for the first day
    resource list
Prevention
    aggressive behavior
    animal bites *
    bicycle safety
    burns *
    childproofing the home
    choking *
    diarrhea from contaminated pool water
    drowning
    electrical shock *
    flu shot
    head injury *
    heat reactions *
    heat, smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors
    hot water temperature
    immunizations for adults
        travel
    lead poisoning
    passive smoking *
    poisoning *
    pregnancy *
    sexually transmitted disease *
    sleep problems, 6 months to 2 years *
    sleep problems, infant *
    spoiled children
    suffocation deaths of infants and toddlers *
    sunburn
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    tooth decay *
    trampoline injuries
    walkers, dangers of
Pseudostuttering *
Puberty
    for boys *
    for girls *
    precocious
        boys
        girls
Public places
    teaching good behavior
Pulling at ear *
Puncture wound
    brief parent version *
    complete parent version
    teen version
Punishment -- See Discipline
Purpura, anaphylactoid
    admission and discharge instructions
    general guidelines
Pyelonephritis
    admission and discharge instructions
    general guidelines
        parent version
        teen version
Pyloric stenosis, discharge instructions
Q   [Top]
Quality time with your child
Quarrels, sibling
R   [Top]
R-rated movies
Rash
    ampicillin or amoxicillin *
    caused by drugs
    diaper
        brief version *
        complete version
    measles vaccine *
    newborn rashes and birthmarks *
    unknown cause (with itching)
    unknown cause (without itching)
RAST test (for food allergy)
Reactive airway disease -- See Asthma
Reading
    selecting books (based on age)
    suggested reading activities
Reading disability, resource list
Rebellion, adolescent *
Red eye
    bacterial infection
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    from irritation
        parent version *
        teen version
    viral infection
        parent version *
        teen version
Redirecting a child's activities
Regurgitation by infants
    brief version *
    complete version
Remarriage
    helping children cope
    resource list
    stepparenting
Resource lists (menu)
Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)
Respiratory syncytial virus
    diagnosis and treatment
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
    admission and discharge instructions *
    preventing with Synagis
Respiratory system, illustration *
Restaurant, with a baby
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)
Rewards for motivating children
Reye's syndrome
Rh incompatibility
    brief version *
    complete version
Rheumatic fever
Rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile
    diagnosis and treatment
    resource list
Rhinitis
    allergic
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    caused by colds
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
Rhythm method of birth control (teen version) *
Rib injury
Ring caught on swollen finger
Ringworm
    on foot (tinea pedis)
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    on groin (tinea cruris)
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    on neck, back, shoulders (tinea versicolor)
    on scalp (tinea capitis)
        brief version *
        complete version
    on skin (tinea corporis)
        brief version *
        complete version
Ritalin, pros and cons
Roseola infantum *
Rotavirus
Routine, keeping when a child is seriously ill
RSV
    admission and discharge instructions *
    diagnosis and treatment
    preventing with Synagis
Rubella *
Rubeola *
    (see also Measles)
Runny nose
    caused by allergies
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    caused by colds
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
S   [Top]
Safety
    (see also Baby equipment; Prevention)
    animal bite prevention *
    bicycle
    burn prevention *
    childproofing the home
    choking prevention *
    fire-retardant clothing
    hot water heater setting
    lead poisoning, prevention of
        brief version *
        complete version
    misbehavior
    oxygen therapy, precautions
    poisoning *
    poisoning prevention *
    poisonous plants
    resource list
    smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide detectors
    suffocation deaths, prevention *
    toy
        child (age 6 to 9 years)
        infant (0 to 18 months)
        preschooler (3 to 6 years)
        toddler (age 18 months to 3 years)
    trampoline
SBE prevention
Scabies
    brief version *
    complete version
Scalp hair in newborn *
Scarlatina rash
    brief version *
    complete version
Scarlet fever
    brief version *
    complete version
Schedule for immunizations *
Schoenlein-Henoch purpura
    admission and discharge instructions
    general guidelines
School
    adjusting
    cheating
    excuse (form)
    food allergies at
    homework problems (underachiever) *
    learning disabilities
    lunches
    phobia *
    preparing for the first day
    resource list
        adjusting
        entering
        preschool and kindergarten
    responsibility for schoolwork *
Scoliosis
    diagnosis and treatment
    illustration
    resource list
Scorpion bite *
Scotch tape test for pinworms
    brief version *
    complete version
Scrape
    brief parent version *
    complete parent version
    teen version
Scratch
    brief parent version *
    complete parent version
    teen version
Screaming and shouting
Screening tests, newborn
Seasickness
    parent version *
    teen version
Secretory otitis media
Sedatives, discharge instructions
Seizures
    with fever
        brief version *
        complete version
    without fever
        admission and discharge instructions
        general guidelines *
Selective mutism
Self-calming skills
    infant, how to test
    toddler, teaching
Self-esteem
    guidelines for raising a child's self-esteem
    resource list
Separation anxiety, preventing
Separation, fear of, resource list
Sex education
    (see also Birth control)
    (see also Sexually transmitted disease)
    for young children
    pregnancy prevention (for teens) *
    prevention of sexually transmitted disease (for teens) *
    puberty for boys *
    puberty for girls *
    resource list
    setting limits on sexual behavior
Sexual abuse
    parenting sexually abused child
    protecting children
        complete version
    resource list
Sexual behavior, setting limits
Sexually transmitted disease
    chlamydia
        in females (teen version) *
        in males (teen version) *
    crab lice (teen version) *
    gonorrhea
        in females (teen version) *
        in males (teen version) *
    herpes, genital (teen version) *
    pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) (teen version) *
    prevention *
    trichomonas (teen version) *
    vaginosis, bacterial (teen version) *
    warts, genital (teen version) *
Shaken baby syndrome
Sharing, resource list
Shingles
Shock, electrical, prevention of *
Shoes *
Shots -- See Immunization
Shyness
    fear of talking (selective mutism)
    resource list
Sibling
    (see also Sibling rivalry)
    fighting
    mistreating
    of newborn
        resource list
        rivalry *
        while mother is in hospital
    quarrels
    resource list (menu)
Sibling rivalry
    resource list
    with newborn *
Sickle cell
    anemia
    trait
SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome)
    overview
    sleep position *
Single parenting
Sinus congestion
    brief version *
    complete version
Sinus infection (sinusitis)
    admission and discharge instructions *
    general guidelines
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
Sinuses, illustration *
Skin (cross section) illustration *
Skin adhesive, care
Skin care, newborn (normal)
    brief version *
    complete version *
Skin prick test (for food allergy)
Skin problems and procedures
    acne (teen version)
    athlete's foot
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    birthmarks *
    blister *
    boil
        brief version *
        complete version
    bruise
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    carotnemia *
    cracked skin *
    cradle cap *
    cut
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    dandruff
        parent version *
        teen version
    diaper rash
        brief version *
        complete version
    drooling rash *
    eczema
        brief version *
        complete version
    erythema toxicum *
    fifth disease
        brief version *
        complete version
    fingernail infection
        brief version *
        complete version
    forceps or birth canal trauma *
    freckles *
    frostbite *
    hair loss *
    hand, foot, and mouth disease
        brief version *
        complete version
    hemangioma
    hives
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    impetigo
        brief version *
        complete version
    insect bite
        brief version *
        complete version
    itching, unknown cause
    jaundice *
    jock itch
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
    lice, head
        brief version *
        complete version
    measles *
    milia *
    moles *
    mongolian spots *
    newborn skin care *
    pale skin
    pimple *
    pityriasis alba
    poison ivy, oak, sumac
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    puncture wound
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    rash, without itching (unknown cause)
    ringworm
        brief version *
        complete version
    roseola infantum *
    rubella *
    scabies
        brief version *
        complete version
    scrape
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    skin adhesive for wounds
    sliver *
    stork bites *
    sunburn
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    suture care
    toenail, ingrown
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    wart
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
Skinned knuckle
    brief version *
    complete version
Skull deformity, newborn
Sleep
    babies, sleep patterns
    children, sleep patterns
    diary
        chart
        text
    increased during illness *
    phasing out nighttime feedings
    position for infants *
    prevention of problems 6 months to 2 years *
    prevention of problems birth to 6 months *
    problems
        bed-sharing with parents *
        bedtime refusal *
        colic
            brief version *
            complete version
        early morning riser
        eliminating crying at night (for babies over 4 months old) *
        eliminating nighttime feedings *
        miscellaneous misbehaviors
        night terrors *
        nightmares *
        sleepwalking *
Sleep problems, resource list
Sleepwalking *
Sliver *
Smashed or crushed fingertip
    brief version *
    complete version
Smearing of fecal material
Smoke detectors
Smoking
    cigarettes (teen version)
    how to quit
    marijuana
        parent version
        teen version
Smoking, passive (involuntary)
    effect on children *
    effect on children with asthma
Snacks
    bedtime snacks for diabetes
    daytime snacks for diabetes
    healthy *
Snakebite *
Soap vulvitis
    brief version *
    complete version
Social play
Social Security number for children
Soft spot
Soiling
    diary for data collection
        chart
        text
    enema, how to give
    from constipation (toilet-trained child) *
    from stool holding (not toilet trained) *
    incentives for motivating children
    note to school staff
    toilet training resistance or refusal *
    without constipation *
Solid foods for infants *
Sore nipples during breast-feeding
Sore throat
    brief parent version *
    complete parent version
    teen version
    tests for strep
Soy allergy
Spanking *
Special care nursery (SCN)
Speech problems
    book list
    speech and language disorders
    stuttering *
    therapy
Spending quality time with your child
Spermicide, vaginal (teen version) *
Spider bite *
Spina bifida
    diagnosis and treatment
    resource list
Spinal tap in newborn
Spitting
Spitting up by infants
    brief version *
    complete version
Splint care
Splinter *
Spoiled children, prevention of
Sports and children
Sports participation checkup form
Sprain
    ankle
        illustration *
        teen version *
    finger
    general guidelines
Stalling and poking about dressing
Staph infection
Stealing
Stepparenting
    general guidelines
    resource list
Steroids for asthma
    inhaled
    oral
Still's disease
Sting
    bee
        brief version *
        complete version
    jellyfish or Portuguese man-of-war *
    venomous fish *
Stitch removal and wound care
    brief version *
    complete version
Stomach and intestinal problems and procedures
    abdominal pain
        brief version *
        complete version
    anal fissure
    constipation
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version *
        teen version
    diarrhea
        breast-fed infants *
        children (age 3 to 12) *
        formula-fed infants *
        general guidelines *
        teen *
        toddler (18 months to 3 years) *
    diarrhea, antibiotic-associated *
    gas, excessive
    intussusception
        admission and discharge instructions
        general guidelines
    stool, unusual color *
    swallowed foreign body *
    vomiting
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
Stomach flu -- See Diarrhea; Vomiting
Stomachache
    brief version *
    complete version
Stools
    (see also Constipation)
    (see also Soiling)
    smearing of
    unusual color of *
Stork bites *
Storms, fear of, resource list
Strained muscle
    brief version *
    complete version
Strep throat infection
    brief parent version *
    complete parent version
    teen version
    tests for strep
Stridor
    admission and discharge instructions
    general guidelines
        brief version *
        complete version *
Stubborn toddler *
Stuffy nose
    brief parent version *
    complete parent version
    teen version
Stuttering
    book list
    general guidelines *
Stye
    brief version *
    complete version
    illustration
Subacute bacterial endocarditis prevention,
Subconjunctival hemorrhage in newborn *
Subluxation of the radial head *
Substance abuse, resource list
Sucking callus in newborn *
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
    overview
    sleep position *
Suffocation
    deaths, prevention of *
    SIDS, related to sleep position *
Sugar and sweets
    parent version
    teen version
Sugar content of high-carb foods (chart)
Suicide, resource list
Sunburn
    brief parent version *
    complete parent version
    teen version
Sunstroke *
Surfactant, lack of (in respiratory distress syndrome)
Surgical discharge instructions -- See Discharge instructions
Sutured wound care and suture removal
    brief version *
    complete version
Swallowed foreign body *
Swallowing medicine, help with
Swearing
Sweating, excessive
Swelling
    breasts, eyelids, or labia in newborn *
    finger
    gland
        brief version *
        complete version
    limb *
    lip (allergic reaction)
Swimmer's ear
    brief parent version *
    complete parent version
    teen version
Swimming, infant or toddler
Swimming, safety from contaminated pool water
Symptoms
    emergency *
    illness in newborn *
    severe illness in infant *
Synagis, preventing RSV
Syncope *
Synovitis, transient

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