Brothers and sisters fight, but when the bickering evolves into physical or emotional abuse, it’s bullying.
Parents Lobby — and Win —a Shot at New Lungs for Their Kids. Are Transplant Rules Made to Be Broken?
Score one for pushy parents. The families of two children with cystic fibrosis who need new lungs but were ineligible for adult organs have successfully used the courts and public opinion to get their daughter and son on the
ADHD Medication in Childhood Does Not Increase Addiction Risk
Taking medication for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a child does not increase — or decrease — the risk for later addiction or alcoholism, according to a new review of the research.
More Kids Accidentally Ingesting Marijuana Following New Drug Policies
Thanks to more relaxed laws for medical marijuana users — and with the first states legalizing recreational pot — Junior may be more likely to ingest marijuana in dangerously high doses.
ADHD May Prime Boys for Obesity
ADHD has been linked to struggles with drugs and alcohol, less schooling and more arrests, but the latest study shows it may also contribute to problems with weight as well.
Mom’s Saliva Can Strengthen Babies’ Immune Systems
Picking up a dropped pacifier and sucking it clean may help infants to be better germ fighters.
The practice not only protects babies from the nasty microbes on the floor, but passes on good bugs that can lower the risk of …
Little League’s Big Headaches: Helicopter Coaches
You’re asked a lot of questions when you’re an assistant coach for your son’s Little League team, as I was for two years, but with a new season underway I’m reminded that the two I heard most often last year were also the …
How Social Networks Influence Parents’ Decision to Vaccinate
A small group of parent advocates is mobilizing “gentle propaganda” against vaccine naysayers
How Childhood Hunger Can Change Adult Personality
The effects of going hungry in childhood may be more lasting than previously thought.
Not All Screens Are Equal When It Comes to Obesity Risk: TV May Have Greatest Effect
Sitting in front of a screen can increase the risk of obesity, but TV seems to have a larger effect on weight than computers or video games.
Smaller Dishes Could Cut Childhood Obesity
Smaller plates, fewer calories? The latest study shows one way to fight childhood obesity may be to shrink the size of the dinner plate.
Young Kids Know How to Share but Choose Not To
Learning to share is one thing, but getting children to do it is another.
A Mom Asks Mattel to Make Party Supplies Featuring “Barbies of Color”
Barbie herself has dozens of different nationalities, but diverse dolls may not be enough.