First Aid: Older Child

See all 574 articles
34 answers

6 Year Old Daughter Wants to Shave Legs

My 6 year old daughter refuses to wear shorts or dresses without tights or leggings because she said she is embarrassed of her hairy legs. My husband and I have never brought that to her attention, I am wondering if maybe a classmate said something, or she is just noticing , I am not sure. She wants to shave her legs. This weekend the weather was very warm and she cried and cried because she wouldn't wear any shorts with out tights...any advice?


See all 6,897 articles
50 answers

Help, My Son Won't Take His Medicine!

Ben, 2 1/2, is on antibiotics for a possible staph infection on his cheek (again). I'm having the hardest time getting him to take his medicine. He wont take it willingly, he will just spit it out. I have to have him take it, else he will end up in the hospital like last year for 5 days on IV antibiotics. I've tried bribing him with lots of different candy, but he still wont take it. I've tried mixing it with applejuice, but he still tastes it and wont drink it. I've tried doing it very slowly while he is sleeping, but he will just...