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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
    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
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
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 *
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
    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 *
    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 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 *
        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 *
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 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 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
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
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
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, 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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