| Oct 14, 2010
Today's pediatricians are far busier counseling overweight children. But underweight children - often fussy eaters who have little interest in food - can be just as frustrating and worrisome.
Parents think they know the solution: more food. But that's...
| May 6, 2010
Your 7-year-old is a sore loser. How do you help her enjoy activities — win or lose?
Many of us feel we should let our child win every game or event. By doing this, we are teaching our children the inability to celebrate others'...
| May 6, 2010
Free-range chicken, we can all agree, is a good thing. Free-range parenting? Oy vey.
The movement was launched in 2008 by New York mom Lenore Skenazy, who let her 9-year-old son ride the subway alone and then wrote a column about it in The New York Sun....
| Jul 30, 2010
In the past, Chris Hamilton carefully pieced together a summertime schedule for her daughter, rotating her between sports camps, library programs and family members in the neighborhood while Hamilton and her husband worked.
This year, she took a...
| May 6, 2010
Janelle Tyson couldn't get her twin 8-year-old daughters, Rianna and McKayla, to talk about their father's death.
The girls were stunned by Tyson's emotions after her husband died of a heart attack in August at age 43, but they would never open up...
| Jun 15, 2010
It all begins with a smile. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, it is, and it isn't
and here's why.
Sadly, more than 200,000 children are born with cleft lips and cleft palates each year. In fact, every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft...
| May 15, 2010
As a member of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, Sharon Lechter has witnessed firsthand how even the brightest college students can fail miserably when it comes to managing their money.
Although Lechter, a CPA and founder of Pay...
| May 13, 2010
Sunscreen can help prevent those painful episodes of childhood sunburn, a risk factor for skin cancer later in life. But although sunscreen is recommended for infants older than six months by everyone from the National Institutes of Health to the American...
| Jun 2, 2010
Among the most baffling observations about autism is that some children appear to have symptoms early in life while others develop normally and then regress prior to age 3. Still others have mild developmental delays then experience a plateau in...
| May 31, 2010
Two days after her second son, Dylan, was born in 2005, Mariah Bianchi let out yet another deep-chested cough, this time in the hospital, where she was recovering from the delivery.
She had been coughing for two weeks; she had coughed so badly that her...
| Oct 27, 2010
Unfortunately, bullying is far too common these days. It seems like there's a headline in the news every day after a child brings a gun to school to threaten others, a child is beaten into a coma by bullies, or a child even takes his or her own life after...