Children’s Health

Nothing is more important than your children. Learn how to keep them healthy and happy.

10 Simple Things All Healthy Kids Have in Common

Changing a handful of little habits can help ensure you have super healthy kids. These are the pediatrician-approved qualities of the most robust kids around.

Placebos Might Be Almost as Effective as Antidepressants in Teens, According to Science

Could a fake pill be as beneficial as powerful antidepressant drugs? When the fake pill lacks the serious side effects...

If Your Child Lies, It Could Actually Be a Sign of Intelligence

Believe it or not, a little deception here and there could have positive implications for your child down the road.

Yes, Childhood Changes Your DNA—Here’s How

There are things that you can do to make sure your kid's DNA stays in tip-top shape.

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How to Get Kids on a Sleeping Schedule Before the School Year Starts

Sliding into a back-to-school routine is crucial for the overall health of your family. Make the transition from summer to...

What You Need to Know About Skin-Care Lines for Babies, According to Dermatologists

Do babies really have different skin types—or aren't they all just super sensitive?

10 Medical Reasons Your Child Might Be Overweight

A child's weight isn't always the result of diet and exercise. There are some genetic, biological, and medical causes that...

The Surprising Reason Kids (and Adults!) Should Start Going Barefoot More

If you're fed up buying new shoes for your kid's ever-growing feet, this news will make your day.

8 Ways You Can Ease Your Anxiety When You Send Your Kid to Kindergarten

You may have counted down until your due date, but the weeks leading up to your not-so-little child's first day...

This Calculator Tells You EXACTLY How Much Sleep You’ve Lost Since You Had Kids

Wait, you're saying parents don't get their full eight hours every night?

If You’re Making These 10 Hygiene Mistakes, You Could Be Making Your Kids Sick

Kids can be gross. They play in dirt, eat boogers, and really resist hand washing. Is that bad—or is it...

Here’s the Story Behind Why Hospitals Have Newborn Baby Nurseries

It's not just because babies are cute (but yeah, that is part of the reason).

13 Smart (and Sensitive) Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Their Weight

Addressing weight with your child is a sensitive matter—you want them to be healthy, but also want them to accept...

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10 Products You Should Avoid Using on Your Baby

So many baby products, so little time to research the best brands out there. Here are the baby products you...

3 Healthy Ways to Help Your Kids Excel in School

Powerful brains come from healthy bodies. Follow these golden rules to help ensure that your kids succeed this school year—and...

7 Things Every Parent Should Do to Prevent Summer Weight Gain in Kids

With school-free days often comes sedentary screen time and those tempting summer treats. That combination turns summer into a ticking...

Warning: This Is Why Starting School Young Can Negatively Impact Your Child’s Mental Health

Before sending little ones off to kindergarten, consider their age in relation to their peers. It could make a huge...

You’re Probably Overdosing Your Kid When They’re Sick—Here’s Why

Two teaspoons equal a tablespoon, right? Maybe? Actually not, and this kind of sloppy math is one reason parents end...

Older Dads Have Smarter Sons, Science Says—and You’ll Never Guess Why

Bye, biological clock! If you consider yourself geeky, you might have your old man to thank.

Why Your Child Shouldn’t Be Drinking Almond, Soy, or Rice Milk

If it's any kind of "milk" other than cow's milk, kids shouldn't drink it—because they could coming up short (literally).

The 9 Car Seat Rules Every Parent Needs to Be Following

Choosing the right car seat for your child can be confusing. Ensure your child’s safety by following these tips.

9 Ways to Find a Good Pediatrician You Can Trust

Who can calm a mother's frantic worry over a late-night fever? Or soothe an anxious new father's worries about his...

Those Trendy Fidget Spinners Are Giving Some Kids (and Their Teachers) the Fidgets

The whirling gizmos are all the rage in classrooms around the country. But are they really improving learning for kids?...

The Science Is In: Screen Time for Your Kids Really Isn’t That Bad

Stop feeling guilty of letting your little one play with your iPad.

Kids Who Count with Their Fingers Are Smarter, Researchers Say

The more aware students are of their individual fingers, the higher they score on math tests.

How Young is Too Young for Teens to Start Drinking Coffee?

There are no official guidelines, but here’s what the experts have to say.