Parenting

A report from the government has made it official: Babies are expensive. According to data compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)and updated to today's dollars using the Consumer Price Index, the typical middle-income couple will spend at...
Flying with a toddler can be a trying experience, especially during a long trip. Even the world's most patient, most obedient child will at some point wonder why he has to spend so much time stuck in a little...
After I deliver a baby and the parents take their little bundle of joy home, they become used to taking care of their newborn and recognizing all their needs. But at some point, that little infant may spike a...
The power of a mother’s love is so vast and so great that it's almost impossible to put into words. Now, thanks to a recent study conducted by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, a mother's love...
Newborn babies need a lot of parental help because they are simply too small to do anything on their own. However, as children grow, their dependency on parents gradually decreases. And, eventually, once the child reaches a certain age, they...
There are many factors that influence our children’s intellectual development, including economic status and maternal education. Now, researchers have discovered a new factor that contributes largely to a child’s academic success in both elementary and middle school. Birth Weight and Cognitive...
Nothing is more frustrating to a parent than when their child refuses to finish his or her dinner. Thankfully, a new study by Cornell University might help to clarify and relieve parents of this somewhat common dinnertime frustration. A combination of six...
My friend's dog passed away last week. As we talked about how she would discuss this with her eight-year-old daughter, I panicked and said "Just tell her the dog went to sleep." I know this is not the best...
Prader-Willi Syndrome affects thousands of children in the United States, yet is relatively unknown to the general population. This genetic condition, resulting from an abnormality on the 15th chromosome, affects both genders and all races equally, with estimates of...
The benefits of breastfeeding your baby extend well beyond the formative years of his or her life and are well-known and scientifically-proven, yet it remains a source of controversy across the nation. This summer, when Mayor Bloomberg announced his...
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