Keith Strudler wants to see the end of football played by very young children -- and not just because of the danger of concussions. He argues that the sport teaches kids to act rough and selfish, as well as that…
By Megan Thielking, STAT
The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that parents keep infants and toddlers away from screens until they hit 18 months, instead of two years.
The "catastrophic" rise of violence in Iraq has left one in five of the country's children at risk of death, injury, sexual violence and abduction, according to a new UNICEF report.
By Michael D. Regan and Darlene Superville, Associated Press
President Barack Obama asked parents Saturday to teach their children to love, not hate, and to appreciate differences as something to cherish, not fear.
By Wendy Thomas Russell
One day we were trying to steer our daughter’s behavior by imposing timeouts and taking toys away and limiting TV time whenever she went astray. And the next, we weren’t. Did she start running roughshod over our house, our feelings…
By Michael D. Regan
More than 10,000 migrant children who entered Europe during the last two years are unaccounted for, raising concerns some may have been swept up by criminal networks, according to Europol.
Lower-income parents tend to worry that their children might fall victim to violence, while parents with higher incomes worry their kids are burdened by busy schedules. That’s one finding of a major new survey on the ways socioeconomic divides affect…
By PBS NewsHour
Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of “How to Raise an Adult,” shares her essay on why she believes it is important for parents to get over overparenting.
By PBS NewsHour
The number of Americans diagnosed with asthma has grown dramatically, with high-crime cities being hit especially hard. In a joint report with The Detroit News, special correspondent Indira Lakshmanan examines emerging research that indicates stress, abuse and violence may play…
Today's teens and tweens are constantly connecting -- to TV, computers, smartphones and tablets. Kids between 8 and 12 report spending an average of 4.5 hours a day in front of a screen, while teenagers spend more than 6.5 hours…
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