children

body

Scientists Are Starting to Understand Thousands of Rare Diseases That Affect Children

Seventeen years since the first draft of the human genome, our genes are giving up their secrets and bringing hope to parents around the world.
Linda Geddes
9.19.18
mind

Learning an Instrument Can Make Children Better Readers

Students demonstrated improved phonological awareness—the awareness of words’ sound structure—which is a key component in learning to read.
Jessica Dore
8.24.18
psychology

The Triangulation Theory May Explain Why Some Childhoods Are So Stressful

“Adults who experienced triangles in early family relationships can lack a clear sense of their own wants and needs.”
Jessica Dore
7.30.18
tech harm reduction

We Talked to People Who Work in Tech About How They Manage Screen Time

The irony of a Silicon Valley leader setting a no-phone rule.
Jesse Hicks
6.8.18
depression

Parents Need to Do More For Teens With Depression

If you don't let your kid get treated for mental health issues, is that neglect?
Michael Shapiro
6.1.18
death

How to Tell Your Kid That You're Dying

Explaining to a child that you're terminally ill is one of the hardest things a parent can do.
Virgie Townsend
5.15.18
death

How the Death of a Parent Affects a Child

An estimated 1.5 million US children lose one or both parents by the age of 15.
Virgie Townsend
4.23.18
Parental Advisory

Gifted Kids Need Just as Much Attention as Special Needs Kids

“The perception is that if a child is excelling they can be left alone."
Nick Keppler
1.11.18
parenting

Low Testosterone May Make You a Better Father

It could make men more empathic and less aggressive.
Brenda Volling
12.29.17
mental health

Stressed Out Kids Are More Likely to Become Bad Decision Makers

Childhood stress affects you long after you've moved out of the house.
Caroline Beaton
12.8.17
Drugs

Trump Wants to Bring Back a Version of D.A.R.E.

He planning a “massive advertising campaign” which will “get people, especially children, not to take drugs in the first place.“
Simon Doherty
11.17.17
We Asked

People Told Us Their Biggest Parenting Fails

"He must have been rolling around in that poop for hours."
Emily Cassel
10.16.17