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November is National Adoption Month. Learn more about your adoption options.

Easy Tips to Manage Your Children’s Health

Keeping your kids healthy is one of your top priorities as a parent, but it’s not always an easy task. Between staying on top of their normal checkups and trying to get them to wash their hands before dinner, there are a lot of things that could slip through the cracks. Use these tips from we rounded up from across the government to make managing your kids’ health a little easier.

Stay up-to-date with your children’s immunizations and developmental milestones with an easy tracking chart you can download for free from Publications.USA.gov. It reminds you of all the necessary immunizations from infancy through age six. It also highlights developmental milestones—like recognizing a caregiver’s voice and learning to talk—that you can monitor as your children grow up.

If you’re struggling to pay for health insurance for your kids, they may be eligible for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CHIP offers free or low-cost medical coverage for kids up to 19 years old. Coverage for eligible children includes checkups, hospital visits, dental coverage, immunizations and more. Find out if they’re eligible at InsureKidsNow.gov/chip.

Sometimes your kids don’t want to listen to mom or dad, but you want them to get information from a trusted source. Point them to the health resources on Kids.gov, where they can learn about everything from keeping their eyes safe to understanding germs and where they can play fun games that drive home the importance of brushing their teeth or getting their shots.

Find more free guides on managing your children’s health from infant to teen at Publications.USA.gov.

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Image description: November is Military Family Month. We should show our gratitude to our service members and their families, not just this month, but all year long.

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Photo from the National Guard.

Legal Help for Low-Income Families

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) helps low-income families with legal problems, such as housing and foreclosure cases, family law, and consumer issues. 

Assistance from LSC is free if your income and assets are not over a certain level. Learn more about who is eligible for LSC services.

Is Your Child in the Right Car Seat?

Help to keep your child safe in the car by choosing the right car seat and installing it properly.

Visit SaferCar.gov to find out which type of restraint is appropriate for your child, based on his/her age and size (rear-facing car seat, forward-facing car seat, booster seat, or seatbelt). You’ll also find tips on installing car seats and positioning the harness on your child.

Once you’ve installed the car seat or booster seat, go to an inspection station near you to ensure that it’s properly installed.