“Aw—Mommy Will Make It Better”
Are parents turning their kids into whiny weaklings by overconsoling them?
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.
Does Breast-Feeding Protect My Baby From Measles?Answers for understandably freaked-out parents of unvaccinated infants.
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.
“Possibly the Worst Approach”In an effort to protect kids from food allergies, American parents have been doing the opposite.
When Not to Go to the DoctorTaking a sick kid to the pediatrician’s office can sometimes do more harm than good.