'Mompetition' Blog Skewers Overbearing, Perfection-Seeking Mothers

Think of it as "The Breakfast Club" for the pram-pushing set. "Why Can't I Make Mom Friends" is the first in a series of bitingly funny made-at...Think of it as "The Breakfast Club" for the pram-pushing set.

Good News for Working Mothers: Going Back to Work Doesn't Harm the Kids

It's OK to go back to work. Seriously. Credit: Getty Images
It's settled: Working mothers don't need to feel guilty about going back to work. A...
Want or need to go back to work after baby arrives? A new report says that's just fine.

Tune Out: Pediatricians Issue New Guidelines for Entertainment Media

The AAP says to limit your kid's screen time to two hours a day. Credit: Getty Images
Quick: How many gadgets does your kid have? Between iPods...
Average kids spends more than seven hours a day watching TV and using computers, phones and other electronic devices for entertainment. The only thing they spend more time doing? Sleeping.

Too Much Screen Time Linked to Psychological Problems

Make sure your kid isn't getting too much screen time. Credit: Corbis
And you thought too much IM-ing was your biggest concern when you bought you...
Another reason to limit your kid's video game playing and TV watching: Research finds that too much screen time still has negative emotional effects.

How to Prevent Sports Injuries

To avoid injury, have kids take some time off their primary sport throughout the year. Credit: Corbis School is back in full swing, and...School is back in full swing, and for many kids that means sports are, too. While athletics are a great way for kids to get some fresh air, exercise and relieve stress, increasingly they are a source of injury, too.

Worried About Your Child's School-Related Anxieties? Here's How to Help

Take your child's concerns seriously. Credit: Getty Images
Most parents anticipate a certain level of back-to-school jitters for our kids, and eve...
By knowing what to expect, parents can help their children deal with worries they might not understand themselves.

ADHD is Genetic, Study Shows

ADHD isn't caused by bad parenting or a poor diet. Credit: Getty Images
It's all in the genes. Or so says a new study, which researchers beli...
This is the first direct evidence that ADHD is a brain development disorder, researchers write in a new study.

Pediatricians Call for a Limit on Tobacco and Alcohol Ads

The AAP wants to restrict the kinds of ads your kids see. Credit: Corbis
Can just seeing pictures of, say, Joe Camel make a kid want to start smok...
In a new policy statement, the AAP calls for a ban on tobacco advertising in all media.

Sports Drinks Aren't as Healthy as You Think

Sporty? Try sugary. Credit: Getty Images
Your kid comes off the soccer field, sweating and tired. He walks over to the vending machine to get a dr...

Use of Self-Tanner Doesn't Mean Teens Are Safe in the Sun

Self-tanning teens aren't necessarily keeping away the sun's rays. Credit: Getty
As the sunny days of summer fade into distant memories, it's ...
If you told your teen that her bright orange fake tan looked "great" because you prefer the safer alternative, guess again. Teens who fake tan are still turning to the sun and are still at risk for dangerous UV ray exposure.


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