Watching too much TV is linked to harmful effects in children, but the latest research says even background TV can affect development
A Texas school district changes its corporal-punishment policy — by expanding rather than limiting teachers’ rights to paddle students. Is spanking really the best way to discipline kids?
In journalist Janice Min’s new book, the author shares health, beauty and fitness tips from celebrity trainers, doctors and the stars themselves
Will allowing your child a sip of wine at an early age prevent him from engaging in dangerous drinking later? Probably not, but plenty of parents think so, finds a recent study.
There may be no cognitive dissonance quite like parenthood. There’s the rapture of it, yes. The transcendence of it, yes. The unbounded love you hear about and hear about and hear about, until you think that it’s all got to be …
A mother reflects on the innate desire to protect our children.
Why would someone celebrated as a hero break the rules? Lance Armstrong’s decision to stop fighting antidoping charges prompts parents to parse right and wrong
The most popular age at which parents give their kids cell phones is 12. Are tweens ready to handle the responsibility of their own digital link to the world?
In a new book, “slow parent” Susan Sachs Lipman pushes back against the highly scheduled, jam-packed lives of parents and kids
Car crashes are the leading cause of death in kids over age 3 in the U.S., and yet many parents still don’t use car seats properly or don’t know what the guidelines are for car safety restraints, finds a recent study published in …
In some circles, mothering has become as intense as an Olympic sport. Now researchers show that such zealous moms are less happy and more stressed than those who chill out
Psychologist Michael Thompson makes the case in his new book that overnight camp is the antidote to parenting in the age of anxiety
It can take decades of struggle to repay student-loan debt. Tell your college student not to add to the burden by using their loans to pay for silly stuff