No School Worries for Slightly Early Arrivals
Being born extremely early has been linked to some developmental problems. But there is less to worry about if a child is born just a little early.
Does a Tummy Ache Indicate Heart Ache?
A tummy ache is one of the classic childhood complaints that lands children in the school nurse's office. But the real source of the pain may be somewhere else.
Stopping the Path to Drugs and Alcohol
It's often possible to detect future problems among children who are disruptive in school. Even kindergartners who act up might be at greater risk for problems later — unless someone steps in.
Teaching Teens to Keep Their Cool
The teenage brain has been shown to be more impulsive than a fully developed adult brain. But that doesn't mean teens cannot become less impulsive. They just need to learn how.
More Sleep Might Help Tots' Tantrums
Parents of preschoolers know that dealing with kids' temper tantrums is just part of parenting. But what if there were a way to reduce tantrums in kids who had them more often than usual?
Testing for Down Syndrome Early
One decision pregnant women must make is how much to test for possible disorders in their baby. More tests with fewer risks are becoming available for conditions like Down syndrome.
Making Sure Johnny Sits Up on Time
If a child has delays in motor development, it may indicate a developmental disorder. Parents can learn to understand what doctors are looking for in a child's normal development.
Leaving the Nest with Special Needs
Millions of children grow up with long-term health conditions. They will need to continue receiving care as adults, but are they ready to take on that responsibility?
Flame Retardant Chemicals Raise Concerns
Throughout our entire lives, we interact with chemicals. The vast majority of these chemicals do us good or cause no harm. A small number, however, are linked to mental health issues.
One Ingredient in Making a Bully
No parents want to see their child bullied or become a bully at school. But parents may play one small part in the likelihood that their child will end up a victim or a bully.