Raising a child is complicated and potentially confusing, with conflicting advice available everywhere a parent turns. Economist Emily Oster, a mother of two, dug into the data to help other parents make informed choices about managing their little ones --…
By Paul Solman
Parents hear a lot of conflicting advice. Here's how data can help.
By Laura Santhanam
Many parents struggle with how to set limits for their kids, to cultivate discipline and appropriate behavior. But what happens when it’s the world that appears unruly, and it’s up to parents to explain why? Author Karen Russell shares her…
Many of the sunscreen recipes on social media make unsubstantiated claims about their sun protection factor, a new study reports.
By Vicky Stein
Millions of images of sexually abused children are traded with like-minded predators all over the U.S. and beyond. Special correspondent John Ferrugia of Rocky Mountain PBS tells the story of one family who was victimized, and one FBI team that…
As a psychologist and counselor specializing in the care of children with cancer, Joanna Breyer has advice for families facing stress for which they never prepared. Author of "When Your Child Is Sick," Breyer joins Judy Woodruff for a conversation.
By Andrew Leland, The Conversation
Research reveals few differences between the parenting of gay men and their straight peers.
Helping children with autism make small steps toward overcoming hurdles in public life requires shifting some of the burden, says Whitney Ellenby, a mom to a son with autism. That means parents need to educate others by disclosing a child’s…
By Wendy Thomas Russell
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