Military Kids Face Emotional Challenges as Deployments Grow, Study Shows

Stress is an unavoidable part of life for military kids, especially while a parent is deployed in a war zone. A study published this month in the journal "Pediatrics" is the first to comprehensively explore the emotional and academic impact of h...

New Study Says Swearing is Good

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CNN Medical Associate Producer Caitlin Hagan has a blog entry where she talks about a new study just published by Dr. Richard Stephens at Keele University in the United Kingdom. Apparently the ...

Kids with deployed parents struggle with behavior issues

More than 2 million American kids have at least one parent who is serving in the military overseas, and one recent study indicates that kids as young as 3 years old are exhibiting signs of behavioral problems related to their parents' absence. Res...

Monks' artwork destroyed by dancing toddler

Every day I live in fear of my daughter doing something like this. Tibetan monks have been creating a work of art in a Kansas City train station and museum. After two days of sitting cross-legged on the floor, painstaking moving around small pieces o...

Who's child is better? Parents who just can't stop comparing

Lately I have been struggling with one of my mom-friends who is quite convinced that her 14 year-old son is better/smarter/faster/more angelic than my son. As our boys get older, get into mischief, sass back, it is all too easy to point the fingers a...

How to handle an inappropriate comment?

Last night while walking with my son and his 8th grade class to a nearby pizza establishment, I fell into step with one of my son's peers. He said to me, "No offense, but I think you and Loren (my son) have an abnormal relationship. But really, no of...


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