Savannah Hardin, 9, dies after being made to run for three hours for lying about eating a candy bar. With her grandmother and stepmother charged with murder, will parents consider anew how to punish children?
Even a century ago, children were getting less sleep than experts recommended.
Thinking about getting your kid’s ears pierced? Why a reputable tattoo parlor may be safer than using the piercing gun at the mall.
Parents are usually the perpetrators of abuse, largely because they are unprepared to deal with kids’ crying. How a little education could help reverse the trend.
How’s a parent to know when a child is old enough to cross the street — or, in Laura Dekker’s case, the ocean — alone?
Take a load off, Mom and Dad: pressuring yourself to be perfect parents isn’t always helpful
More than six decades after his seminal child care book was published, Dr. Spock still knows what’s best for baby.
It’s that time of year when preschoolers churn out painting after painting of Christmas trees and stockings. But never did I think a child of mine would bring home that genre of artwork. Because we’re Jewish — and not the …
Think twice before snacking on chips while preaching at your toddler to eat his broccoli: new research finds that habits ingrained in childhood may persist in adulthood, even withstanding later social influences, to affect body weight.
In September, Emily Ybarra saw an ad on Facebook for MyAutismTeam, a new site where parents of kids with autism can connect. Because Ybarra has a young son with autism, she clicked and was almost immediately rewarded.
Too many kids weigh too much, but too few states and schools require recess or follow recommended guidelines for physical education.
There are distinct advantages to being a writer covering parenting, who just happens to have three kids from whom to draw inspiration. On Monday, within minutes of my editor asking me to write about a new study that …
Women — especially working mothers — are the ultimate multitaskers, but they’re not too happy about it. There’s now empirical evidence in the December issue of the American Sociological Review that underpins the notion that …