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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.

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.

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.

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.

Are there any good dating sites for single parents?

While some people have found their match via online dating sites for single parents, it's not automatic! Learn whether there any good dating sites for single parents in this article.

Raising a Child Prodigy

Parenting, under any condition, takes a lot of work, patience and effort. But raising a child prodigy has unique challenges and requires individually tailored time, attention and thought. Find out how parents have to walk the fine line between encouragement and exploitation.

How can you tell if your child is a prodigy?

A violinist who masters the instrument by the age of 5. An elementary-school kid whose paintings go for thousands of dollars. How do you spot the geniuses among the other crayon-wielding and drum-banging kids?

10 Tips from Dominique Dawes on Keeping Kids Healthy

Whether you're a parent, older sibling or mentor to the children in your life, you can have a huge role in helping a child succeed, especially when it comes to health and wellness. We turned to Olympic gold medalist gymnast Dominique Dawes for some tips on keeping kids healthy.

10 Things You Need to Know About Adoption

From marrying to hanging with (or avoiding) relatives and making friends, how we determine the folks we count as family is as varied as our society. Adoption is one way to make a family, but the journey isn't easy.

10 Questions to Ask Yourself If You're Considering Adoption

Choosing to adopt a child is a beautiful way to create or add to a family, but it isn't for everyone. If you're thinking about adopting a child, there are some questions you need to answer for yourself before beginning the process.

CafeMom's Top 10 Tips for New Moms

It seems like absolutely everyone -- books, pediatricians, parents, friends -- has an opinion on the right and wrong ways to care for a baby. It's enough to make a new mom crazy. How do you figure out which advice to take, and which to ignore completely?

20 Cool Playgrounds

A recent study found that kids living about a half mile from a playground are nearly five times more likely to be a healthy weight than kids without a playground or park in their neighborhood. Let's play!

Ultimate Guide to Healthy Co-parenting

No one ever said parenting was easy, and if you have to throw an ex in the mix, then the going can be much tougher. But there are things you and your ex can do to make co-parenting a little more seamless.