When Not to Go to the DoctorTaking a sick kid to the pediatrician’s office can sometimes do more harm than good.
There’s Something About Helmets You Might Not KnowThey won’t protect your kids from concussions.
Hands Off My Kid’s iPadA Huffington Post blogger’s shaky case for banning hand-held devices for children.
The Omega ShamDon’t bother with omega-3 supplements for your toddler. Feed her fish instead.
Let Them Eat Candy!Why allowing your kids to binge on Halloween may actually make them healthier.
Are Growing Pains Real?Your child wakes up in the middle of the night screaming about pain in her legs. But why?
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Lena Dunham Looked Inside Her Sister’s Vagina. That’s Not Sexual Abuse. It’s Childhood.
Just NoiseDespite what you've read, nothing suggests that sound machines are making your baby deaf.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About #%!@% Car SeatsPunch a car seat; it’ll make you feel better. Then read on.
The Day Care DilemmaForget whether “opting-out” is good or bad for parents. How does it impact kids?
Cry, Baby, CryA journal jumps on the Dr. Sears bandwagon to say sleep training is dangerous. Science says otherwise.
Are Jessica Alba’s Trendy Diapers Really the Poop?Everyone’s buying Honest, but that doesn’t make them better than Huggies.
Battered and Blue Police departments shouldn’t feel under siege. The public just wants better policing.
Don’t Sweat the Dodd-Frank Rollback Congress just gave Wall Street a win. It also opened the door for smarter, better financial reform.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
Ronald Reagan Is Kobe Bryant The best NBA analogues for George Washington, Warren G. Harding, Barack Obama, and every other president.