When used correctly, otoscopes are key in diagnosing children's ear infections. Credit: Getty ImagesIf your child suffers from frequent ear infections, you may want to discuss some new research findings with your pediatrician. ...If your child suffers from frequent ear infections, you may want to discuss some new research findings with your pediatrician.
Studies show parents' stress has a big impact on kids. Credit: Corbis Think you're good at hiding your stress from your children, or that your kids aren't affected by your freak-outs? Sorry, they're on to you. Parents tend to unde...Feeling stressed? Join the club -- and make room for your kids, too.
An obese teen likely will become a severely obese adult. Credit: Altrendo Images, Getty ImagesIf you're worried that your overweight teen may have a long, difficult struggle ahead of her, there's probably good reason for your concern. Being...The key is to avoid becoming obese in the first place.
If your kids wake up bleary-eyed every day and you're concerned they may have a sleep problem, you may want to take a look at exactly what they're doing after the lights go out. Children who sneak time on their cell phones, computers and other...OMG, parents, it's time to take away your teen's cell at night. Sleep is nothing to LOL about.
Soda and other high calorie beverages are widely available to elementary school kids. Credit: Spencer Platt, Getty ImagesIf you think your kid's diet is soda-free because you've banished the drinks from your refrigerator, you may want to take a ...Is your child drinking milk or soda at school? You might be surprised.
Reading to your kids is a great way to give them a head start on reading and math skills. Credit: Getty ImagesAs the debate over public education rages on, a new study points to another factor that could help shape early education programs: Mom'...Moms with poor literacy can affect their children's success in life.
Yes, honey, Santa will refuse to bring you presents if you watch TV from now until Dec. 24. Credit: Getty ImagesResearchers at the University of Virginia, apparently bored out of their skulls, decided to test the gullibility of small children. ...The little rubes will believe anything you tell them, providing hours of entertainment for creative parents.
Unlike the iconic June Cleaver, today's mom is likely to earn more than Dad, but still does most of the housework. Credit: AP photo/fileThe recent death of actress Barbara Billingsley, best known as '50s TV mom June Cleaver, has sparked new conv...Today's mom brings home the bacon, fries it up, cleans it up and feeds the kids.
Parents want more research done on the safety of children's vaccines. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty ImagesHundreds of millions of dollars are spent each year on medical research related to children's health issues, yet parents have little or no...When asked, nearly nine out of 10 parents rate research on the safety of vaccines, and effectiveness and safety of medicines, as the most important topics regarding children's health, according to a recent poll.
Moms have a big effect on obesity in children. Credit: Getty ImagesSure, you know your behavior influences what your kids do -- that's why you don't regale them with tales of your college drug haze or those one-night stands you had in your 20s. ...Most moms in the United States underestimate their ability to help prevent obesity in their children, according to a recent survey by HealthyWomen, a leading women's health website.
Shades are cool. Prescription eyeglasses? Not so much. Credit: Getty ImagesYes, folks, children with glasses do still get teased and called "Four Eyes." But now, it seems, specs may not have to be the only option to help kids see better at an ...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.
Early intervention may help kids who develop depression concurrently with ADHD. Credit: Getty ImagesYoung children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appear to be at greater risk for adolescent depression and/or suicide attempt...Young children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appear to be at greater risk for adolescent depression and/or suicide attempts five to 13 years after they are diagnosed, according to a report released today.
Even if they have training, are tweens really ready to watch your baby? Credit: Getty ImagesThrilled that your neighbor's kid is finally old enough to babysit? Sorry to throw a monkey wrench into date night, but your tween babysitter actually ma...Hiring a tween to babysit your child? She may be too busy watching Nick Teen to do a good job.
Dads, do you want your daughters to feel prepared for relationships? Then talk to them. Credit: Getty ImagesWell, dads, it looks like you no longer will be able to get out of having "the talk" with your adolescent daughters. A new study repor...Trying to get out of "the talk" with your daughter? A new study reports that a vast majority of young women feel their dads could have done better in helping to prepare them for sexuality and dating.
Could be that spring is a better time to grow babies, too. Credit: Getty ImagesIn the spring, they say, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. That might have something to do with the fact that it's easier for a woman to concei...According to a study presented Sept. 14 at the World Congress of Fertility and Sterility in Munich, Germany, in vitro fertilization rates were found to be highest in the spring (73.5 percent) versus the winter (67.9 percent), summer (68.7 percent) or fall (69 percent).
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