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Self-Harm Cases Surging Among U.S. Girls November 21, 2017

Can Girls Help Boost Boys' Reading Scores? November 17, 2017

Childhood Spanking Could Heighten Adult Mental Health Woes November 09, 2017

A Dangerous New Twist on Cyberbullying November 09, 2017

Helping Children Cope When a Mass Tragedy Strikes November 06, 2017

'Good Ole Days' Were Better for Kids' Health, Adults Say November 06, 2017

What Drives Teen School Shooters November 03, 2017

Self-Harm on the Rise Among Teen Girls October 19, 2017

Behavior was strongly linked to greater suicide risk, UK study found

Happier Mealtimes, Healthier Eating for Kids October 12, 2017

A positive atmosphere prompts preschoolers to eat more fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods

Sesame Street's Muppets to Help Kids Cope With Trauma October 06, 2017

Looking at Laughter for Clues to Anti-Social Behavior September 29, 2017

Cues don't register the same way for certain kids, researchers say

When Adults Show Determination, Babies Copy September 21, 2017

'It's OK to let your kids see you sweat,' researcher says

Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression September 21, 2017

But experts stress Singulair also has lifesaving benefits

Young Kids With Cellphones Face a Hidden Risk September 15, 2017

Study finds elementary school children with phones are more likely to be cyberbullied

Parents Worried About Cyberbullies as School Starts Up August 25, 2017

Poor diet, drugs and car accidents also among the leading concerns, poll shows

Having Same-Sex Parents Won't Affect Kids' Gender Identity: Study August 21, 2017

Research showed no differences from children raised by heterosexual couples

Therapy for Kids With Autism Pays Off for Moms, Dads August 11, 2017

Study found when parents become therapy partners, they become less depressed, learn to keep emotions in check

Does Early Puberty Affect a Girl's Academic Achievement? August 09, 2017

Those who begin their periods younger may leave school sooner, research suggests

Low Blood Sugar in Newborns Tied to Brain Problems Later August 08, 2017

These babies 2 to 3 times more apt to struggle with planning, memory, attention at age 4, study finds

Picky Eater? It Might Just Be Your Child's Personality August 04, 2017

Temperament determines which kids will resist new foods, study suggests

Can a Spritz of 'Love Hormone' Help Kids With Autism? July 10, 2017

Researchers seek to boost social abilities in small study

Bullying Takes Financial Toll on U.S. School Districts July 06, 2017

Absenteeism by fearful kids linked to an extra $276 million in expenditures in California each year

Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys? June 21, 2017

Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus

When Parents Focus on Smartphones, Kids' Misbehaving Can Rise June 15, 2017

Little ones can feel snubbed by the devices and consequently act out, study suggests

Babies' Fascination With Faces May Start in the Womb June 08, 2017

Ultrasound study detects this preference in 34th week of pregnancy, researchers say

Overweight Kids Pay a Heavy Social Price June 07, 2017

They tend to have fewer friends, which can lead to depression and other emotional problems, researchers say

When a Divorce Turns Bitter, Kids' Immune Systems May Pay a Price June 05, 2017

More evidence that family stress in childhood might affect lifelong health

Communication Problems Not at Root of Tantrums in Kids With Autism May 31, 2017

Study shows outbursts occur just as frequently among children without speech, language troubles

Do Daughters Bring Out a Dad's 'Softer Side'? May 25, 2017

Study found men raising toddlers were more responsive, emotional with girls than boys

Are All Those 'Fidget Spinners' Really Helping Kids? May 25, 2017

Hot toy is probably more of a distraction than a help in the classroom, experts say

Savvy Marketing Gets Schoolkids to Eat Their Greens March 16, 2017

Signs throughout school, on school's website made students 3 times more likely to use the salad bar

Poor Sleep in Preschool Years Could Mean Behavior Troubles Later March 15, 2017

Establishing regular bedtime early on may pay dividends in elementary school, study suggests

Disabled Kids at Higher Risk of Abuse, Study Finds March 06, 2017

Certain conditions linked to greater odds for neglect, bullying

Could Common Insecticides Be Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids? March 02, 2017

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but children exposed in utero to pyrethroids had more problems

Does TV Hinder Kindergarten-Readiness? March 01, 2017

Lower-income kids harmed more by excess screen time than affluent children, study finds

Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests February 20, 2017

Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds

Screen Time and Teen Time February 14, 2017

Study found no link between high use of video games/computers and academics, delinquency

Be Your Child's Valentine February 14, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every day

Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids February 10, 2017

Nutritionist offers advice on getting children to eat healthier fare

For Kids, Regular Exercise Seems to Put Depression on the Run February 06, 2017

Finding could be significant because it suggests physical activity can be used to boost mental health

Teach Your Kids to Use Media in Healthy Ways January 30, 2017

Even toddlers can benefit from educational TV and apps, pediatricians say

Does 'Juvy' Confinement Jeopardize Long-Term Health? January 23, 2017

It may be time for U.S. to explore alternatives for wayward youths, studies suggest

MRIs Might Help Guide Preemies' Neurological Care January 18, 2017

Brain scans after birth may pinpoint potential developmental problems, study finds

Give Kids a Safe, Stress-Free Holiday December 21, 2016

Be mindful of overwhelming or risky conditions, doctors' group says

The Impact of Child Abuse Can Last a Lifetime December 19, 2016

Victims often struggle emotionally, financially as adults, study finds

When Sibling Has Epilepsy, Kids Worry December 05, 2016

Protective feelings a very common response, study finds

2 Out of 3 Depressed Teens Gain Lasting Benefits From Therapy December 02, 2016

Early treatment of depression may lower risk of future episodes of mood disorder, study finds

Are Your Kids Thankful? November 24, 2016

These tips from a child development expert will help you foster an everyday attitude of gratitude in your children

Troubled Preschoolers Not Getting Effective Treatment: Report November 21, 2016

Pediatricians' group wants to expand access to family-based therapies

Teen 'Choking Game' Played Solo Points to Suicide Risks November 21, 2016

Kids who tried this game alone were almost 5 times more likely to think of killing themselves, study finds

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