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Spanking Has Declined Sharply in the U.S. in Last 25 Years, Study Finds

Parents in the U.S. are spanking their kids much less often than they did in the past. A study looked at the decline between 1993 and 2017.

American Academy of Pediatrics Says Spanking Is Ineffective

Last time the American Academy of Pediatrics weighed in on corporal punishment, it was to say we shouldn't spank children in schools. Now it says we shouldn't spank children at home, either.

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.

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

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

Kids Getting Sick From Hand Sanitizers

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.

Toddlers May Be Able to Determine Whether Adults Are Lying

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

Women Who Have Kids Later May Live Longer, Study Finds

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.

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

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.

Parents May Not Need to Obsess Over Burping Their Babies

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

The Positives of Princess Culture

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

Childhood Moves Linked With Negative Life Outcomes, Study Finds

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

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

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.

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

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.

Calming 'Difficult' Kids: Are Mobile Devices Becoming the New Time Out?

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.

Brush Teeth, Kiss Goodnight, Open App: The New Bedtime Routine for Kids

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

How do I know if my child is gifted?

Have you always thought your gifted child is a genius? Read on to learn if your child is exceptionally gifted.

Paint Your Easter Pastel

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!

Real Parents Offer You Their Best Advice

We asked parents to send us tips for new parents. Here are some of the best.

Top 10 Radical Parenting Methods

Parenting is a tough job but a lot of people are doing it. Learn more about the different radical parenting methods in this article.

10 Bad Parenting Habits

Parenting is like traveling without a map. It's easy to make mistakes. Sometimes, we go a long way down the wrong road without realizing it. Check out these 10 bad parenting habits and how to kick them.

10 Ways to Balance a Career with a Baby

Work-life balance is the ultimate test for any mother, and usually, it never equals out. But we've come up with some tips to help.

What are some tips for recently divorced fathers of teens?

Don't knock your ex-wife, try to have consistent rules, and keep in contact with your teens. Learn about tips for recently divorced fathers of teens from this article.

What are some tips for recently divorced mothers of teens?

Don't badmouth your ex, agree on similar rules, and try to minimize changes. Learn about tips for recently divorced mothers of teens from this article.

How should you discuss tragedies with your child?

After a tragic event occurs, children have an assortment of feelings and questions that need to be addressed. Learn how you should discuss tragedies with your child from this article.

5 Celebrity Custody Battles

Protecting yourself, your family and your kids from the tumult of divorce is difficult for any couple, but when you add the media spotlight, a nasty divorce and custody battle can seem even uglier. Here, some of the worst celebrity custody battles.