Go Ahead, Heap Rewards on Your Kid
Parents are told stickers and trinkets for good behavior will ruin their children—but the research is wildly misunderstood.
Think Again Before Letting Your Kid on a TrampolineParents have no idea how dangerous they are. Here’s what you need to know.
Swim Lessons Won’t Keep Your Toddler From DrowningIn fact, they could put your child at higher risk.
Beware the BabocushIt’s tempting to use trendy new products to get your fussy baby to sleep. Many of them can be downright dangerous.
Yes, You Eated Gogurt for Bekfast!Is repeating your toddler’s cute speech mistakes bad for her development?
“Aw—Mommy Will Make It Better”Are parents turning their kids into whiny weaklings by overconsoling them?
Do Vegan Kids Get Enough Nutrition?What happens to children’s minds and bodies when parents cut out meat, dairy, and eggs.
Backward ThinkingIgnore the latest study on car-seat safety. There’s no serious danger to kids in rear-facing seats.
Don’t Trust YourselfYour child’s life depends on whether her car seat is installed right—and you probably did it wrong. Leave it to the experts.
The Facts of LiceSchools, camps, and parents tend to do all the wrong things when they believe a kid is infested.
Parents Can’t Handle the ToothMoms and dads blame teething for their infants’ sleeplessness, crying, fevers, and diarrhea. They’re missing the real cause.
The Year of the TickThe little buggers are everywhere right now, and the risk of Lyme disease is high. Here’s how to protect your family.
When Sunshine and Milk Aren’t EnoughMany kids don’t get enough vitamin D, and that is not great for their little, growing bodies.
Are Young Kids Doing Too Much Homework?Kindergartners and first-graders are bringing home 30 minutes of assignments a night. There are a few problems with that.
Parenting Advice for the Trump EraMany moms and dads are nervous about the America their kids will grow up in. Here’s how to prepare them.
You’re Not Brushing Your Toddler’s Teeth?Surprise—you should be. Many parents don’t realize how early oral care needs to start.
In Defense of Absurdly Early BedtimesI make my kids go to sleep by 7:30 p.m., without exception. They’re happier and might even be smarter and healthier because of it.
How to Handle an Anxious KidIf your child worries about everything, you can help—by first looking at yourself.
There Has Been No Collapse of ParentingThe bossy style espoused by physician Leonard Sax may be bad for kids.
Should Your Kids Take Probiotics?Sure, there can be benefits to boosting the body’s good bacteria, but the choices are not obvious. Here’s what parents need to know.
As if Surgery Isn’t Scary Enough ...Now there are concerns that anesthesia can harm young children’s brains. Here’s what parents need to know.
Be Very Afraid of TicksThe threat of tick-borne diseases is serious and growing. And you’re probably not doing enough to protect your family.
The End of the Nap WarsDoes your toddler fight you over daytime sleep? That might be because she doesn’t need it anymore.