Has protective parenting gone too far? Several high-profile news stories, along with increasing rates of childhood obesity, anxiety and depression, have sparked a movement encouraging parents to allow their children greater freedom. The nonprofit Let Grow is leading the call…
By William Brangham, Jason Kane
For the third consecutive year, unvaccinated communities have grown, the CDC reported Thursday. One school in Oregon has toddler vaccination rates lower than those in Venezuela.
By Jamie Leventhal
Childhood trauma such as abuse, neighborhood violence or the death of a parent has been found to lead to dire health and social problems later in life. How can communities intervene to spare future generations the same pain and illness?…
By PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour
Corey Crider has had a less conventional path to opera.
By Jason Kane
A slideshow with tips on how to prevent childhood diabetes…
A video montage of the finals for the Cooking Up Change student competition.
In the final report of his series on health issues in Mozambique, Ray Suarez reports on the country's high levels of childhood mortality and the connections between kids' illnesses and intelligence levels.
President Obama made good on an earlier promise to return to Indonesia, revisiting the country where he spent several years as a child. GlobalPost visited his old neighborhood and spoke with some of his grade-school classmates and acquaintances about the…
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