Southwest will let 12-year-olds fly solo. Other airlines want them (and 13- and 14-year-olds) in their unaccompanied minor programs for an extra $150 each way. But why?
A writing workshop in Brooklyn helps caregivers explore their role in children’s lives by writing fables.
Enlarge this image Two bonobos play fight at the Lola Ya Bonobo sanctuary in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012. Emilie Genty/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Emilie Genty/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Even very young babies can tell the difference between someone who’s helpful and someone who’s mean — and lab studies show that babies consistently prefer the helpers. But one…
My mother’s cancer diagnosis gave me the opportunity to approach my patients with a new resolve in the coming year.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increases the risk of subsequent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among adolescent and young adult populations by about three times, reports a new study.
Enlarge this image Has the protein in cow’s milk gotten a bad rap when it comes to risk of diabetes? Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Hulton Archive/Getty Images Could babies be at higher risk of developing Type 1 diabetes from drinking formula made from cow’s milk? That idea has been circulating for some time but the evidence has been scant and contradictory. A…
A new study of girls’ experiences with sexting found that over two-thirds had been asked to send explicit images.
Readers discuss family estrangement from the perspective of both parents and children.
Enlarge this image ‘Sesame Street’ has many versions around the world. Above: its new Afghan characters, 6-year-old Zari (left) and her brother, Zeerak. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption toggle caption Rahmat Gul/AP In January, Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee will start work on what they’re calling “the largest childhood intervention in the history of humanitarian response.” Funded by a $100 million grant from the…
By looking at the number of pageviews for our stories from 2017, we came up with our most popular stories of the year. But there are other ways to measure success. Some stories don’t get a lot of pageviews — maybe people missed out on them because there was too much news that day, or the topic didn’t appeal to them. But the people who…