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Many latchkey kids remember their time fondly, even though they wouldn't leave their own kids alone.

Sometimes, their old-school methods are benign. But other times, they're seriously risky, according to a new study.

Couples who feel judged for passing on parenthood might be right, study finds.

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.

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.

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?

Behavioral psychologists have always thought children could start spotting intentional falsehoods around the age of 4. Turns out it's probably much younger.

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.

One study attempted to find out, with a little help from some brain scans.

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.

Babies may do just fine without all that burping assistance, according to an intriguing little study.

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.

Researchers unveil findings that parents of princess-wannabes could find royally alarming. But they shouldn't.

Moving can turn a kid's world inside out. A massive, new Danish study has produced some sobering data on how moves affect kids.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Using electronics just before bedtime can be positive — and negative.

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.

Minimum essential coverage refers to where you get the coverage from, rather than what's in your package. Why is that – and why are some health plans excluded?

Get parenting advice to help keep your kid safe from common issues. Our parenting advice will protect your kid from lice, concussions and more!

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.

If you’re the type that enjoys hosting, try these nifty Easter tips and turn your home into a pastel paradise! From flower arrangements to yummy, healthy drinks, you’ll find yourself painting everything pastel!

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