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To sleep, perchance to dream ... Eh, when you're a parent, it's more about just getting some snooze time (and praying that your little one won't ...To sleep, perchance to dream... Eh, when you're a parent, it's more about just getting some snooze time (and praying that your little one won't give you a 5 a.m. wake-up call!)

Certain Behaviors (Yawn) Not Contagious for Kids With Autism, Study Says

"A yawn is quite catching, you see, like a a cough. It just takes one yawn to start other yawns off." -- "Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book" Dr. Seuss was r...A new study, published in the latest issue of the journal Child Development, suggests autistic kids are too busy following the beat of their own drummer to get caught up in other people's yawning.

SmackDown: Should a Kid Be Allowed to Scream at a Restaurant?

Do you want to sit near this baby at a restaurant? Credit: jupiterimages
Scream at Home, Kid. by Jessica Samakow There's n...
Yes, or no? Our reporters debate the issue. Feel free to scream at them yourself.

Mother Raising Her Own Voice Over Restaurant's Ban on Screaming Kids

Many autistic children scream. It's what they do. Forbidding an autistic child to scream can be like requiring a paraplegic person to dance t...Forbidding an autistic child to scream can be like requiring a paraplegic person to dance the Charleston, so Kelly Chambliss, the mother of an autistic son, claims a restaurant's policy against screaming children is blatant discrimination and a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Nearly 5 Million U.S. Children Go Without Health Insurance

"Katie ... who?" The name Katie Beckett often draws blank stares -- even among adults who work with disabled children. But the Katie Beckett Waiv...The name Katie Beckett often draws blank stares -- even among adults who work with disabled children. But the Katie Beckett Waiver is a federal program (also known as the Deeming Waiver or the 2176 Model Waiver) that often enables disabled children to be eligible for Medicaid and other services.

More Girls Entering Puberty Early, Study Finds

Girls are maturing earlier than ever. Credit: Getty Images Girl, you'll be a woman soon. Sooner than you thought. A new study find...

Does Obesity Plus Diabetes Equal Learning Disability?

Ever feel like everyone's picking on the fat kid? Childhood obesity is such a national concern, with seemingly everyone -- including first lady M...
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How to Handle Separation Anxiety as the School Year Begins

Some children welcome the adventure of a new school year, eagerly heading off to explore the classroom and make friends, and barely noticing as you ...

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