Watching too much TV is linked to harmful effects in children, but the latest research says even background TV can affect development
A new study finds that rates of serious child abuse have risen slightly in the U.S. over the past 12 years, suggesting that other data showing a decline in abuse may be due to differences in reporting, rather than a true …
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?
Playing video games isn’t exactly demanding on the body, but some newer versions may get children moving enough to keep them healthy.
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.
If psychiatric facilities can eliminate the traumatic punishment techniques of isolation and restraint, why can’t public schools?
In a four-month trial of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, some improvement was seen in children’s reading scores and behavior, but only in the lowest performing students
Here are helpful tips if you’re thinking about rewarding good grades with greenbacks
As any parent knows, an exhausted child is an ill-behaved one. So it’s no surprise that a new study finds that young children who snore persistently — which can disrupt the quality of their sleep — are more likely to have …
You might be surprised to learn what kinds of TV shows are too scary for kids
Psychologist Michael Thompson makes the case in his new book that overnight camp is the antidote to parenting in the age of anxiety
Psychological abuse — including demeaning, bullying and humiliating — may be the most prevalent form of child maltreatment. Yet it’s among the hardest to identify or to treat
A Dutch study finds that high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar are the norm, not the exception, among severely overweight children and adolescents