Child Development

Kid with a chronic illness

Kid with a chronic illness? 5 tips for parent-teacher teamwork

As a new school year begins, parents of children with chronic health issues know that a return to the classroom comes with special challenges. Whether...
5 easy ways to parent with purpose

5 easy ways to parent with purpose

Parenting is one of life’s greatest joys. It can also present big challenges, particularly for women. Beyond the daily chaos of a busy schedule and tending...
Fathers of American newborns keep getting older, Stanford study finds

Fathers of American newborns keep getting older, Stanford study finds

The average age of newborns' fathers in the United States has grown by 3.5 years over the past four decades, according to a new...
How caffeine could harm children’s health

How caffeine could harm children’s health

For caffeine consumers and teetotalers alike, the news was shocking: A South Carolina teenager died after drinking a cafe latte, a large Diet Mountain...
Top 10 children’s health concerns

Top 10 children’s health concerns (and how to handle them)

Parents have plenty to worry about when it comes to their kids’ well-being. And their concerns may vary from what the general population considers a...
Headache: Far more common stroke symptom in children than adults

Headache: Far more common stroke symptom in children than adults

Children are far more likely than adults to report headache when having a stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International...
4 skills to teach your daughter by 13

4 skills to teach your daughter by 13

A pre-teen girl is at a unique moment in her life. The spark of her potential grows more intense, yet she'll have to fight gender...
Research shows why beer is bad for young brain

Research shows why beer is bad for young brain

An experiment using the popular video game Minecraft has shown that teens who drink too much may be in for some serious consequences in...
Less sleep may mean higher type 2 diabetes risk in children

Less sleep may mean higher type 2 diabetes risk in children

A study has found that children who slept on average one hour less a night had higher risk factors for type 2 diabetes, including...
Lead in baby food: How parents can reduce the risk

Lead in baby food: How parents can reduce the risk

The news came as a shock to parents of infants: 20 percent of baby foods tested over a decade contained detectable amounts of lead,...