National Poll: While most parents say they are doing enough to prepare their teen for adulthood, they gave low rankings of their teen’s ability to handle basic tasks.
Preschoolers with symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are much less likely than other children their age to be ready for school, new research has found.
Twenty states now require sexual abuse prevention education as early as preschool. Educators say it’s up to adults to know the signs and symptoms of abuse — and teach behaviors that could prevent it. (Image credit: Trina Dalziel/Getty Images/Ikon Images)
The authors of a new study say dental health is especially bad in low- and middle-income countries — and that Big Sugar works to make sure soda and candy aren’t targeted as cavity culprits. (Image credit: John Stanmeyer for NPR)
Researchers have discovered that race plays no role in the amount and quality of the words mothers use with their children, or with the language skills their children later develop.
Positive family relationships might help youth to maintain good asthma management behaviors even in the face of difficult neighborhood conditions, according to a new study.
A quarter of women who have serious maternal complications during childbirth also have premature births, posing a ‘dual burden’ on families, finds new research.
We spoke to teen activists at the Girl Up event in Washington, D.C., this week. They had a lot to say about everything from buzzwords that make them mad to the best ways to de-stress. (Image credit: Olivia Falcigno/NPR)
Sorry, marijuana moms and dads: Using pot may not make you a more relaxed parent, at least when it comes to how you discipline your children. A study of California parents found that current marijuana users administered more discipline techniques of all kinds to their children on average than did non-users. That includes everything from timeouts to, in some cases, physical abuse.
Over two thirds of all people prefer to carry a baby in their left arm. The figure is as high as three quarters for women, and the same also applies to right-handed people. This is the result of an analysis of 40 studies from the past 60 years.