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Ask most parents, and they'll agree it's crucial kids receive accurate, trusted information about sexual issues.But while you ...Schools and family are the most common and trusted sources when it comes to sex ed.
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If you're a single mother struggling to raise kids on your own, here's another challenge to add to your list: Most Americans disapprove of your lifestyle.Although there is a growing a...If you're a single mother struggling to raise kids on your own, here's another challenge to add to your list: Most Americans disapprove of your lifestyle.
A child's access to affordable health care varies widely from state-to-state. Credit: Getty A recent analysis of states' performance in children's health care found that where kids live and their parents' incomes have a significant e...Nationally, 10 percent of children are uninsured, with the rate exceeding 16 percent in three states.
Foods low in vitamins and nutrients can actually lower your child's IQ. Credit: Getty Super sweet breakfast cereals, pre-packaged lunches and fast-food dinner runs may be convenient for parents feeding their kids on the go, but a diet h...A diet high in fat, sugar and processed foods can actually lower a child's IQ.
There appears to be a big drop off in the use of services for young adults with autism after they graduate from high school. Credit: John Dowland, Getty Images If your child has been identified as having an autism...The use of these autism support services by young adults with spectrum disorders appears to decline after high school, according to a new report.
c Food allergies could be causing your child's ADHD symptoms. Credit: Achim Sass, GettyIf your child has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may want to consider an alternative course of treat...A new study suggests that a special restricted diet should be part of the standard of care for all children with ADHD.
Preschool and health insurance are two factors found to be crucial to a child's future well-being. Credit: Getty If you're having trouble making ends meet these days, you're probably among the growing ranks of parents whose income has ...The income gap between middle-class and high-income families has grown by more than 50 percent since 1985.
College students are facing more pressures than ever before, but they still have positive thoughts about the experience. Credit: Getty The first year of college should be a time for exploring new-found freedoms, discovering passions an...College freshman are reporting record-low levels of emotional health.
Video games may be affecting your relationship with your kid. Credit: Stockdisc, Getty Images Although most kids don't become addicted to video games, you may still want to keep a sharp eye on your child's gaming habits. A study r...Pathological gamers tend to be more impulsive, have lower social competence and are less empathic.
I Scientist film from Storymakers TV on Vimeo.If your fourth grader hasn't yet been published in a major scientific journal, sorry, but she's just been bested by a group of kids in the United Kingdom. Twenty-five kids between the ages of 8 a...Really young scientists have their work published in a prestigious British journal.
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Giving your baby the boob may just keep him from becoming a boob.Children who are mainly breast-fed for six months or lon...Breast-feeding your baby for at least six months can lead to higher academic achievement.
These scans were used to look for flaws in the brain's circuitry that could be used to detect autism. Credit: Autism ResearchGiven the choice, it's likely most parents would choose to subject their child to one 10-minute MRI scan in lieu of days...Brain scans could one day be used as a tool to diagnose autism, a new study reveals.
Even if you follow the directions on the label, you still may be giving your child the wrong amount of medicine. Credit: Getty ImagesIf you find yourself reading the instructions on over-the-counter children's medications repeatedly, just to be ...An examination of 200 of the top-selling over-the-counter medications for children reports a high level of variability and inconsistencies in medication labeling and measuring devices, according to a new study.
Adolescent bullies and victims are more likely to use alcohol than those not involved in bullying. Credit: CorbisIf your child is a bully, now there's another reason -- aside from common sense and decency -- to reign in his aggressive behavior...Bullies are bellying up to the bottle.