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'Latchkey Kids': What's Different About Leaving Children Home Alone Now Versus Then
Why Don't More Babies Get Mom's Last Name?
5 Common Problems With Raising Multiples
You Can't Name Your Baby That!
Having a baby? You can name your little bundle of joy anything you want to, right? Well, not so fast — there are some rules.
By Laurie L. Dove May 18, 2018
Many latchkey kids remember their time fondly, even though they wouldn't leave their own kids alone.
By Dave Roos Jun 12, 2017
Sometimes, their old-school methods are benign. But other times, they're seriously risky, according to a new study.
By Kate Kershner May 10, 2017
Couples who feel judged for passing on parenthood might be right, study finds.
By Julia Layton Mar 17, 2017
Kids are getting sick from ingesting hand sanitizer. Some are drinking it intentionally. The CDC explains why and what parents can do to prevent accidental exposure.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Mar 14, 2017
Parents are pretty creative when it comes to first names for their kids, but when it comes to last names, many parents still play it by the book.
By Kate Kershner Feb 20, 2017
Does an only child exhibit different behavior and personality than one with siblings? Or is this spoiled reputation nothing more than a persistent cultural myth?
By Laurie L. Dove Dec 6, 2016
Behavioral psychologists have always thought children could start spotting intentional falsehoods around the age of 4. Turns out it's probably much younger.
By Jesslyn Shields Dec 5, 2016
The childbearing age for U.S. women has been steadily creeping up for years. A huge, new study looks at how the delay in having kids is linked to how long a woman lives.
By Kate Kershner Nov 22, 2016
One study attempted to find out, with a little help from some brain scans.
By John Donovan Nov 7, 2016
The American Academy of Pediatrics has eased screen time limits for kids of all ages. But that doesn't mean parents can leave kids staring at a screen all by themselves.
By Kate Kershner Oct 31, 2016
Babies may do just fine without all that burping assistance, according to an intriguing little study.
By Kate Kershner Sep 22, 2016
A new study looked at the types of injuries sustained from trampoline park accidents, highlighting the need for better safety standards in these theme parks.
By Yves Jeffcoat Aug 22, 2016
Researchers unveil findings that parents of princess-wannabes could find royally alarming. But they shouldn't.
By Alia Hoyt Jul 5, 2016
Moving can turn a kid's world inside out. A massive, new Danish study has produced some sobering data on how moves affect kids.
By Robert Lamb Jun 24, 2016
That's according to two authors who combed through five decades of research on 160,000 kids and found that spanking leads to negative outcomes all around.
By Allison Loudermilk Apr 26, 2016
Parents who have more empathy for their children’s struggles have happier, healthier kids. But that empathy that helps their kids might not be serving parents so well.
By Jesslyn Shields Mar 8, 2016
Children who throw tantrums are more likely to get a tablet or smartphone as a calming device, but does that only delay trouble? New research examines the topic.
By Laurie L. Dove Feb 29, 2016
A trio of economists reports that kids in larger families may have more to worry about than simply sharing a room or dealing with hand-me-downs.
By John Donovan Jan 15, 2016
Using electronics just before bedtime can be positive — and negative.
By Alia Hoyt Nov 16, 2015
If you're insured via the Affordable Care Act and get tax credits, you're required to report significant life events that can affect both your insurance plan and your taxes. Here's how to do it.
By Debra Ronca
Minimum essential coverage refers to where you get the coverage from, rather than what's in your package. Why is that â€“ and why are some health plans excluded?
By Susan Sherwood
Get parenting advice to help keep your kid safe from common issues. Our parenting advice will protect your kid from lice, concussions and more!
By Jennifer Wolfe
Are you worried you're becoming your mother? Read on to learn about these inevitable and inheritable genetic traits!
Have you always thought your gifted child is a genius? Read on to learn if your child is exceptionally gifted.
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