American Academy of Pediatrics Information

Looking for a trusted source of information on child health? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has got you covered. The AAP is an organization of health and medical professionals who are committed to improving the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP's Pediatric Patient Education Handouts cover everything from chronic health conditions to learning disabilities to nutrition. Click on a topic below to access the handouts, which are available in both English and Spanish.

View Patient Handouts and Resources:
:: Adolescents and School-aged Children
- Allergies in Children
- Asthma and Your Child
- Students With Chronic Health Conditions: Guidance for Families, Schools, and Students
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:: Behavioral and Psychosocial Issues
- Sleep Problems in Children
- Temper Tantrums
- ADHD—What is Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?
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:: Common Illnesses and Conditions
- Acute Ear Infections and Your Child
- Diarrhea and Your Child
- Fever and Your Child
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:: Connected Kids (Violence Prevention)
- Bullying: It's Not OK
- How Do Infants Learn?
- Teaching Good Behavior: Tips on How to Discipline
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:: Growth and Development
- Bedwetting
- Learning Disabilities: What Parents Need to Know
- Your Child's Growth: Developmental Milestones
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:: Immunization Information
- Immunizations: What You Need to Know
- VIS—Your Child’s First Vaccines
- Protect Yourself and Help Protect Your Baby: Information for New Moms on the Tdap Vaccine
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:: Newborns, Infants, and Toddlers
- Diaper Rash and Your Baby
- Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) and Your Child
- Jaundice and Your Newborn
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:: Nutrition and Fitness
- Encourage Your Child to Be Physically Active
- Right from the Start: ABCs of Good Nutrition for Young Children
- Starting Solid Foods
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:: Promoting Pediatric Care
- For Today's Teens: A Message From Your Pediatrician
- Choosing a Pediatrician
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:: Safety and Prevention
- Car Safety Seat Checkup
- Home Safety Checklist
- Parent's Guide to Toy Safety
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:: Schmitt Pediatric Care Advice
- Constipation (Baby)
- Fever - How to Take the Temperature
- Toilet Training - How to Start
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:: Sexual Health and Sexuality
- Deciding to Wait
- Puberty: Ready or Not Expect Some Big Changes
- Talking With Your Young Child About Sex
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:: Substance Abuse Issues
- Drug Abuse Prevention Starts with Parents
- Substance Abuse Prevention
- Home Drug Testing: What Parents Need to Know
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:: Teen Resources
- Acne: How to Treat and Control It
- Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia
- Headaches: What Teens Need to Know
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:: TIPP Sheets
- Firearms Injury Prevention
- Home Water Hazards for Young Children
- 1 to 2 Years: Safety for Your Child
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:: Vaccine Information Statements
- VIS—Influenza (Flu) Vaccine (Inactivated or Recombinant)
- VIS—Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV13)
- VIS—MMR Vaccine (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
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