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Get Smart about Antibiotics Week is November 16-22, 2015. Taking antibiotics for colds can be harmful for your child’s health and unnecessary antibiotics can make future infections harder to treat.

Parents can protect their children from serious disease by following CDC's recommended immunization schedule. Watch this CDC video to learn more.

Facts About ASDs

New CDC data reports that #1in68 children in the US has autism. CDC provides resources to learn more about autism and tracking children’s development. If you have a concern about your child, don’t wait. Download our checklists to track your child’s development. #WorldAutismAwarenessDay

Help children avoid cavities

A sealant is a “shield” that protects your child’s teeth, preventing 80% of cavities. Ask your child’s dentist to apply sealants to permanent molars. If you have a school-based sealant program, sign your child up to participate. If your school does not have a sealant program, ask them to start one. #VitalSigns

This Good News / Bad News graphic illustrates that amount of antibiotics prescribed for acute respiratory infections in children younger than 15 years of age.

Salt Dough Handprint Ornament

These Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments are so easy to make and would be an easy kids craft!

Creating structure helps your child and you. Kids can begin learning routines and rules at a very young age. Start with routines for important activities of the day like meals or bedtime. Or use routines to help your child learn tasks like getting dressed. Essentials for Parenting | CDC