Fifty-three percent of parents who receive their child’s body mass index (BMI) report card do not believe that it accurately categorizes their child as underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese, according to new research.
The BOKS program, consisting of an hour of running, calisthenics and rousing group games, made children feel happier and more energetic.
It’s often useful for parents to articulate high expectations in one breath and acknowledge the limits of their power in the next.
They’re not hard to spot, often standing on the sidelines grinning from ear to ear.
In 11 states, adolescent mothers still need their own parents’ consent to receive contraceptives.
Skipping breakfast, eating junk food and doing less well in school might all result from watching TV too young, a new study finds.
Levetiracetam was found to be superior to phenobarbital as initial monotherapy for infants with nonsyndromic epilepsy.
A child who is not sick may either withdraw or may start acting out, competing to get parents’ attention, experts say.
Enlarge this image Ryan Johnson for NPR If the Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov were alive today, what would he say about smartphones? He might not think of them as phones at all, but instead as remarkable tools for understanding how technology can manipulate our brains. Pavlov’s own findings — from experiments he did more than a century ago, involving food, buzzers and slobbering dogs —…
Five years after Yoselyn Ortega was charged with fatally stabbing a 2-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl, she faces trial and claims insanity.