Parenting

As I watch television, there is an endless amount of coverage about our massive immigration issues. The latest controversy of separating families at the border brings up many feelings about my own life. I was separated from my parents at a...
Gerber announced Tuesday that the new face of their company would be none other than Lucas Warren, an 18-month-old boy with Down syndrome. The beaming 18-month-old from Dalton, Georgia was chosen out of 140,000 photo submissions from across the...
Fights among your children can start for a variety of reasons, and sibling rivalry can take root even before your second child is born, according to experts at KidsHealth from the Nemours Foundation. Petty squabbles can escalate into all-out war...

Individuals and couples consider adoption for many different reasons. However, they all stem from the desire to start or grow a family. When you think about adoption, it can be hard to know where to start. Here’s a brief...
A theme park may seem like the most family-friendly vacation destination, but that's not always the case. Along with the rides, attractions, and cartoon characters come to life, you and your child might well encounter long lines, high temperatures,...
Explaining terrorism is a difficult topic at any age. America was founded as a beacon of hope, where every man and woman’s dream could become a reality. A place where the inner sanctum of our souls were allowed to...

When you have to select a nanny, you may long to see Mary Poppins sailing her umbrella onto the front lawn, ready to offer her crackerjack services. But when you snap out of the daydream, how do you evaluate...
A few hundred years ago, doctors believed baby teeth could be deadly. In one year alone in 19th-century England, more than 5,000 babies supposedly died of teething. Today, we know that teething isn't really dangerous. New teeth can make...
  Is a vegetarian diet healthy for children? Experts are still debating that question. Some say a vegetarian diet is fine for kids (in fact, the American Dietetic Association endorses vegetarian diets for all ages). Others worry that limiting their choice...

Lynn White, an assistant professor of research at Northeast Ohio University's College of Medicine, recently got a surprise when she tried to pick up her son's middle-school backpack. The pack didn't look unusually full, but it weighed somewhere in...