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
The controversy surrounding journalist Naomi Wolf’s new book, Vagina: A Cultural History — an exploration of the brain-vagina connection — has brought fresh attention to the nature and neuroscience of female sexuality. …
A mother reflects on the innate desire to protect our children.
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
Kids can tell when they don’t have their parents’ full attention. Dominique Browning argues it’s time for parents to put down their cell phones before it’s too late. Read her full opinion piece on our companion blog Ideas.
The next time you’re tempted to lose your cool with your kids, do your best to channel your inner peacenik: it’s good for your child’s brain.
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.
All little kids can be aggressive, but those who remain explosive by the time they enter kindergarten have their mothers to blame, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Child Development.
Fathers may not want to hear that their testosterone levels are dropping, but new research bears that out, finding that the male hormone plummets in men after they have children — most dramatically in dads who really involve …
Parenting advice is often black or white: Be firm and unwavering. Be loving and supportive. But new research shows that a one-size-fits-all approach may not be the best way to handle things. Rather than consistency, a parent’s …
That Facebook is hugely distracting is hardly stop-the-presses kind of news, but parents might be dismayed to learn that the social-media site can hobble learning and make kids less healthy and more depressed.