Happy, Healthy Kids

From food to sick days, keep day-to-day life simple and all natural for your whole family.

A Parental Wake-Up Call: Yelling Doesn't Help

Verbal discipline is a slippery slope and one mistake can have lasting, irreversible consequences.

The 7 Reasons Your Kid Needs Sleep

Getting your kid to bed early has more benefits than just a few hours of quiet time at night. New research explains how vitamin ZZZ may help children fight obesity, avoid colds, and succeed in school.

Can More Motherly Love at a Young Age Make Your Kids Smarter?

A new study shows kids whose mothers were nurturing during the preschool years have bigger brains.

When Your Child Just Can't Go

There is a way to break the painful cycle of your kid's constipation. Keep reading.

How to Tame Your Kid's Sweet Tooth in 30 Days

Would you let your child eat 50 pounds of sugar? That's how much the average 4- to 8-year-old goes through in a year. As researchers are finding that sugar harms kids in ways never imagined, the government is finally setting limits.

How Wireless Devices Can Be Dangerous for Your Family

You've heard the buzz: Radiation from cell phones, laptops, and tablets could be harmful. Before you panic, follow this realistic advice for making the digital world less risky -- especially for our kids.

Are Coffee Shop Drinks Safe for Kids?

The caffeine (and sugar) in those frosty beverages adds up fast.

Keep Smooching! Seeing Parents' PDA Might Be Good for Kids' Health

New research shows kids experience health benefits from witnessing affection between their parents.

5 Medication Mistakes Parents Make

Are you making these common errors when it comes to dosing your kids?

Why and How to Teach Your Kids Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness can help kids learn to focus, manage stress, regulate emotions, and develop a positive outlook. Here's how to teach them the skill.

Kristen Bell on Why Parents Need to Step Up for Kids' Health

You may know her from Hollywood, but growing up in a family of nurses made Kristen Bell understand the importance of a child's access to health care. Parents sat down with the actress and singer to talk about her latest joint initiative to raise awareness about kids' global health and safety and the reasons why she stands with vaccinations.

Sleuthing Out Sugar on Labels

Need-to-know facts about how to limit the sweet stuff!

Why Your Child Should Be Doing Yoga

Not only can it help kids relax, but pediatricians say the ancient practice may also be a helpful treatment for asthma, autism, and more.

Here's Really, Really Good News About Teen Pregnancy Rates

Across the country, pregnancy rates among teens of all ethnicities have hit an amazing all-time low.

Young Children Behave Better When They Have a Consistent Bedtime

Get into a nighttime routine for better behavior throughout the day.

Is Your Child as Healthy as You Were at His Age?

A new survey reveals that most parents are discouraged by the state of kids' health, but are kids today really sicker than in the past?

Drinking Soda Linked to Bad Behavior

Soda can lead to poor health and behavior in children

Parental Leave Isn't Just About Parents: Why It Makes a Difference to Our Kids' Health

Let's not forget what parental leave is really about: healthier babies, parents who are able to thrive professionally, and strong and resilient families.

How an Iraq War Veteran Saved a Boy's Life 5 Years After Doing a Good Deed

An 8-year-old boy finally meets the selfless Iraq War veteran who gave him a second chance at life.

8 Simple Rules for Raising a Healthy Kid

A doctor mom reveals the easiest ways to keep your little ones as healthy as possible.

Study: Mindfulness Might Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

A new study suggests that mindfulness can be effective in combatting obesity in children.

Why Your Pediatrician Might Ask About Your Paycheck

If the doctor asks to see your paycheck at your kid's next well visit, it's probably because of these new guidelines from the AAP.

Even 3 Minutes of Walking Helps Kids' Health: Study

A small study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, found that interrupting long periods of sitting with moderate-intensity walking can benefit kids.

Is a Little Dirt Good for Kids?

Could messing around in the mud be good for your child's physical and mental health?