Up to 8 percent of American children will experience the death of a sibling, but the loss is rarely discussed, and siblings are often overlooked.
Enlarge this image Katherine Streeter for NPR It’s a beautiful morning in Pittsburgh, but Ariel Haughton is stressed out. She’s worried her young children’s health insurance coverage will soon lapse. “So, we’re like a low-middle-class family, right?” she says. “I’m studying. My husband’s working, and our insurance right now is 12 percent of our income — just for my husband and I. And it’s not…
Parents and pediatricians know that reading to infants is a good thing, but new research shows reading books that clearly name and label people and objects is even better.
Which child needs psychotherapy or medication: the parent-clinger, the dog-fearer or the school-avoider?
Enlarge this image Michele Comisky of Vienna, Va., enrolled her 8-year-old son Jackson in a study to test the value of probiotics in preventing the gut distress often experienced when taking antibiotics. Rob Stein/NPR hide caption toggle caption Rob Stein/NPR It’s a typical hectic morning at Michele Comisky’s house in Vienna, Va., when she gets a knock on her front door. “Hi, how are you?”…
Enlarge this image About one child a month dies from being entangled in cords from blinds and shades, a study finds. Efforts are underway to get corded blinds off the market, but many will remain in homes. Joanne Dugan/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Joanne Dugan/Getty Images Andrea Sutton, a mom in Firestone, Colo., was trying to put her 3-year-old son Daniel down for a…
Our video follows a mother who fights her own personal demons as her son fights cancer. We’re interested in hearing from parents who have experienced similar struggles.
Enlarge this image Esther Lui for NPR During the holiday season, many of us feel pressure to find our loved ones the “perfect” gift. Why? Because gift-giving has long been considered a prime way to express love. However, recent research suggests that gestures don’t need to be large or have a hefty price tag to feel meaningful. The study, published this summer in The Journal…
On today’s episode we hear from letter writers who have something to confess but are afraid to hurt others with the power of their words.
After #MeToo, families discuss sexual assault.