Development: Big Kids
Sorry, kid, no individual insurance policy for you. Credit: Getty ImagesSlowly, the man in the pinstripe suit raised the corners of his mouth in ...Obama administration strike what some call a Faustian bargain with insurance companies, because the devil's in the details.
The U.S. government is trying new approaches to get kids to choose healthier foods. Credit: Mark Humphrey/APHide the chocolate milk behind the pl...The government is giving $2 million to food behavior scientists to find ways to use psychology to improve kids' use of the federal school lunch program and fight childhood obesity.
But lima beans taste just like candy! OK, they don't. Credit: Getty ImagesLima beans? Seriously? Blecch! Sorry kids, but a group of scienti...Research indicates kids are not getting enough iron from foods they hate to eat.
Shades are cool. Prescription eyeglasses? Not so much. Credit: Getty ImagesYes, folks, children with glasses do still get teased and called "Fo...Specs appeal? Not really. More than half of optometrists say it's appropriate for children to start wearing soft contact lenses between the ages of 10 and 12.
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.
Asking questions is the first step to better parent-teacher communication. Credit: Getty ImagesSweaty palms, cotton mouth, the fear of raising ...Sweaty palms, cotton mouth, the fear of raising your hand ... if teachers and classroom settings made you nervous as a kid, the thought of your next parent-teacher conference might still cause anxiety. Take a deep breath. Knowing what to ask -- and which questions to avoid -- can help calm your fears.
Take your child's concerns seriously. Credit: Getty ImagesMost 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.
Whatever genre you want, you can find it in children's music. Illustration: Christopher HealyOnce upon a time, children's music was nothing...Nowadays, it's hard to find a genre that the family music scene hasn't touched upon, so your child's musical education can be as widely varied as you like.