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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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Safety
    (see also Baby equipment; Prevention)
    animal bite prevention *
    bicycle
    burn prevention *
    childproofing the home
    choking prevention *
    fire-retardant clothing
    hot water heater setting
    Internet use
    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
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 sting *
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
Sedation, 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
    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
    rivalry
        resource list
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 *
Sippy cups
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
    carotenemia *
    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 *
    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 *
    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 resistance *
        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 *
        resource list
        sleepwalking *
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
    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
Spacer with metered-dose inhaler
    illustration *
    parent version *
Spanking *
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 after an injury
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
Status asthmaticus
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 *
    scorpion *
    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
    appendicitis
    constipation
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version *
        teen version
    diarrhea
        antibiotic-associated *
        breast-fed infants *
        children (age 3 to 12) *
        formula-fed infants *
        general guidelines *
        teen *
        toddler (18 months to 3 years) *
    gas, excessive
    intussusception
        admission and discharge instructions
        general guidelines
    irritable bowel syndrome
    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 Encopresis)
    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
Stress in children and teens
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
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 *
Sutured wound care and suture removal
    brief version *
    complete version
Swallowed foreign body *
Swallowing medicine, help with
Swearing
Sweating
Swelling
    breasts, eyelids, or labia in newborn *
    finger
    gland
        brief version *
        complete version
    limb *
    lip (local allergic reaction)
Swimmer's ear
    brief parent version *
    complete parent version
    teen version
Swimming
    lessons for infants or toddlers
    safety from contaminated pool water
Swine flu *
Symptoms
    emergency *
    illness in newborn *
    severe illness in infant *
Synagis, preventing RSV
Syncope *
Synovitis, transient

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