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Adults Who Choose Not to Have Kids Inspire Moral Outrage, Study Finds

One academic explored U.S. attitudes around the decision not to have kids and — spoiler alert — her initial findings weren't good for the childfree. See more »

Kids Getting Sick From Hand Sanitizers

The CDC just reported a scary number of kids ingesting hand sanitizer. HowStuffWorks explains how it's making them sick. See more »

Toddlers May Be Able to Determine Whether Adults Are Lying

At what age can children start to understand and spot lies? Learn more about lying and childhood development in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Women Who Have Kids Later May Live Longer, Study Finds

Women who decide to get pregnant for the first time at age 25 or older may wind up living longer. Why is that? HowStuffWorks Now investigates. See more »

Going to Let Your Toddler Watch TV? Better Watch With Them

Screen time's a reality for many parents and kids. Learn how the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents handle screen time. See more »

Parents May Not Need to Obsess Over Burping Their Babies

If you're a new parent, you've likely mastered your burping technique for your baby. What if all that burping biz for baby isn't necessary? See more »

The Positives of Princess Culture

HowStuffWorks Now talks with experts and parents about Disney princess culture and what being a princess really means. See more »

Childhood Moves Linked With Negative Life Outcomes, Study Finds

Did you ever move as a kid? A new Danish study has linked childhood moves with a range of negative life outcomes. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Parents: Ditch the Spanking and Try Non-punitive Discipline Instead

A newly released study finds that spanking has been consistently and significantly associated with negative outcomes over the past five decades. See more »

How Empathy Benefits Children, But Could Be Bad for Parental Health

Could more empathy parents feel for their children increase bodily inflammation? Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »