August 11, 2018

When was the last time you actually borrowed an egg from the guy next door? Do your friends show up in your social media feeds more often than in your backyard? Do you even know your neighbors’ names—and would they know if you needed help? [See the full article in Para...

January 10, 2018

We kiss boo-boos, rub backs, give pep talks, do tuck-ins, applaud effort, listen endlessly, get everyone where they need to go—the whole nurturing nine yards. (Nine billion yards!) But wait. Who supports and nurtures us?

December 14, 2017

Experts aren’t sure why more kids than ever have anxiety disorders, though genetics and environment both have roles.

December 14, 2017

As moms and dads, we just barely need to nudge ’em…and turn ’em loose. They know what to do next.

December 14, 2017

Imagine your child had hidden superpowers you’d somehow missed. Like, say, the ability to make your morning coffee and clean up afterward.

December 14, 2017

I’ve always hated math. I’m bad at math. I still count on my fingers and can’t tell the “more-than” symbol from the one for “less than.”

December 14, 2017

Especially between ages 3 to 5, there seems to be a “gigantic window of opportunity when kids are especially receptive to learning new words,” Enz says. They can learn up to 10 new words a day—if they’re exposed to them, she says.

December 14, 2017

Almost all kids with autism are late talkers—but not all late talkers have autism.

December 14, 2017

The biggest complaint Richard Platt hears from boys: “My mom doesn’t understand me.”What he hears from moms: “I can’t control him! I can’t talk to him!

December 14, 2017

Time out! A closer look at what’s involved in tummy time actually offers some much-needed chill about what we’re talking about here.

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