Parents Perspective

Insights and opinions about important parenting topics making headlines and issues that matter to parents—like kids' health, safety, education, food and nutrition.

Why Doctors Believe in Miracles

A new book of amazing stories will convince you to never give up hope.

Making the Cancer Conversation Easier, One Question at a Time

When someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, you--and they--will have lots of questions. Meet two moms who are helping to answer them.

Hate Did Not Trump Love This Election Day

In the aftermath of the 2016 election, we must figure out how to move forward as a nation together--for ourselves and for our kids.

10 Car-Seat Mistakes You Might Be Making

It's Child Passenger Safety Week--so take the time to make sure your kid's ride is as safe as possible.

3 Get-Closer Tips for Otherwise Happy Couples

A smart new book offers take-the-high-road advice to improve any relationship.

"I Don't Know Why But I Think She Has Cancer."

Lauren Hammersley knew her daughter was gravely ill before her doctors did. In honor of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, she shares the terrifying battle that continues to this day.

Screen-Addicted Kids: How Moms Deal

Young children are more plugged in than ever, according to a new Asurion/Parents survey. And while moms are managing kids' media use, they could be doing even more to protect them.

10 Things You Need to Know About Autism

One in 68 children will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dr. Rebecca Landa from Kennedy Krieger Institute shares ten facts about autism that may be new to parents.

Why One Expert Argues Potty-Training Deadlines Are Harmful for Kids

The New Jersey Attorney General's office has filed a discrimination suit against a preschool for allegedly expelling a girl with Down syndrome for failing to toilet train. Here's why one expert argues that potty-training deadlines are a bad idea for any child.

Hot Toys for 2016

Toy Fair has spoken: These are the toys your kids will be asking for come the holidays!

Why I Let My Daughter Watch Last Night's Presidential Debate (and the Important Conversation We Had Because of It)

With the recent political scandals making the topics covered far more R-rated, many parents have opted to keep kids away from political coverage and the debates. Here's why I went forward with it.

20 Bad Things That Can Be Good For Kids

The helicopter has landed: The author of the new book How to Raise an Adult shares the truth about helping kids become self-sufficient.

You Won't Believe Some Schools' Bathroom Policies

A pediatric urologist explains why young students should have free access to the bathroom during school.

Why You Should Think Twice Before Posting About Your Kids On Social Media

Many kids are concerned about what their parents are posting about them online, new research suggests.

14 Milestones of Parenthood

It's a wonderful journey, and no matter how old your children are, these undeniable phases of parenting will ring true.

A First-Grader Will Be Getting a 'Superhero' Funeral

Another child has been shot to death in what should be the safest place there is: school.