Does social media harm young minds?

Although Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and texting is constant, worries may be misplaced.

November 19, 2017 0

Tech sabotages teens’ sleep

Avoid becoming a zombie by leaving smartphones outside the bedroom, and establishing limits of use.

October 28, 2017 0

Joining your kid on the playground slide? Think again

It seems like fun but can be a quick trip to a broken limb.

September 25, 2017 0

Cuddle power

Like hugs and snuggles? Most of us do—including babies.

September 2, 2017 7

Soft contact lenses safe for kids and teens

Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kids.

July 17, 2017 0

10 tips for fighting fair with your teens

Parents can turn disagreements into teachable moments. Be fair—and never lose your cool.

June 21, 2017 0

Are smartphones helping or harming kids’ mental health?

More use is linked to attention and behavior problems, but also less anxiety.

May 13, 2017 0

‘Lazy bones’ teens have weaker skeletons

During crucial bone-building years of youth, physical activity is all-important.

April 12, 2017 0

Want happy, healthy kids? Be involved

Regardless of income and family makeup, kids do better in neighborhoods where trusted people are involved in their lives.

November 27, 2016 0

Online video games may boost academics

But teens who use social media daily posted lower test scores.

August 14, 2016 0

Antidepressants for children, teens?

You may want to reconsider. Study highlights causes for concern.

June 16, 2016 0

Fitness in youth may be key diabetes risk indicator

A study of 1.5 million people found that fitter teens had lower lifetime risk.

March 15, 2016 0