| Jun 29, 2010
"There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you."
- Kingman Brewster Jr.
While the majority of children are born to fathers between the ages of 20 and 34, becoming a later-in-life dad is a distinct trend. Current research...
| Jun 16, 2010
Parents always want to listen to the pediatrician when a child is sick, but what do the pediatricians want parents to hear when the goal is to keep children well?
We posed that question to three doctors - Dr. Joel B. Steinberg, professor of pediatrics at...
| Jun 14, 2010
Parents play a key role in shaping young eating habits and attitudes about food, nutritionists say. But, too often, they're sending mixed signals.
There's the mom who demands that her kids eat breakfast, then skips the meal herself. There's the dad who...
| Jun 7, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a case on California's attempt to restrict sales of violent video games to minors. Both the California lawmakers who approved the law in 2005 and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges who overturned...
| Jun 10, 2010
Dawn Delott is wary of new vaccines and doubts she will let her daughter get the potentially lifesaving HPV immunization — let alone her son, for whom the stakes aren't nearly as high.
For parents already uneasy about vaccinating their children,...
| Aug 5, 2010
It's one thing to return a product mail-in rebate card to save some cash: More than two out of three consumers do, according to a 2009 Consumer Reports survey.
So would you return a card that could potentially save your child's life?
The U.S. Consumer...
| Sep 22, 2010
Over the weekend, I dragged my family to see "The Switch." It was a great escape movie and a perfect "chick flick" with a happy ending. What does this have to do with kids' health? Well, one of the scenes was related to an elementary school child who...
| May 22, 2010
Most children who drown in swimming pools were last seen in the home, had been missing from sight for less than five minutes, and were in the care of one or both parents at the time of the drowning.
"When you move into a house, and it has a pool, you...
| Jul 28, 2010
Summer is trauma season for children—everyone is outside, out of school, riding bikes, climbing trees, playing around bodies of water, and all too often getting hurt.
In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 9.2 million...
| Jun 9, 2010
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Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. said Wednesday that it will stop production of a chocolate-flavored toddler formula that has garnered outrage across the blogosphere by parents who said it would contribute to the epidemic of childhood obesity. Mead Johnson said...
| May 25, 2010
Your little ones aren't big huggers, which some family members take as a slight. Should you force your kids to show affection?
I would suggest teaching them to shake hands. It's charming when little kids do it, and they may get over...