Some children may be born with genetic defects and mental handicaps such as Down syndrome or muscular dystrophy, despite the benefits of modern medicine. Learn about mental handicaps in children.
The childhood obesity problem in the U.S. has reached epidemic proportions -- we're raising a generation of obese kids and teens who are at risk for becoming the heaviest generation in history. But parents can do something about it. See more »
Scary statistics and dire predictions about childhood obesity might make you more inclined to turn off the TV than take action. Why bother trying to change if it's so hard to do? But addressing childhood obesity is also about success stories -- and the everyday choices that can turn it all around. See more »
There's no question kids today are being diagnosed with mental illnesses in record numbers. But what do those numbers really mean? Is mental illness on the rise, or is there something off in the way we diagnosis kids? See more »
As some children enter their toddler years, a small percentage may have problems with socializing or communicating. If signs of autism, Asperger's syndrome or other disorders start to show, they can be categorized under one broad term -- pervasive developmental disorder. See more »
Raising any kid is a challenge, but raising a kid with a little-understood medical condition, such as Tourette syndrome, is even harder. You're not alone -- many families have dealt with exactly the same difficulties. See more »