Virginia Sole-Smith

Children can experience a range of emotions, from sadness and anxiety to stress, anger, frustration, and fear. Learn how to help them cope by stepping into their shoes.
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Women often feel pressure not to take a drug for depression or anxiety—and yet doctors say no one should have to choose between her own health and her baby’s.
The pressure to be thin affects kids far earlier than you might imagine, but you can counter that with some gentle messaging and good role modeling.
We asked experts, and here's what they had to say.
Doctors understand the chromosomal abnormalities behind Down syndrome, but they still can't pinpoint exactly why it occurs. Here's what experts know about a baby's chances of having Down syndrome.
It may surprise you to learn that your child's interest in imaginary violence can be normal, even healthy. Experts explain when you shouldn't worry and when you should step in.
Even in this modern age, most parenting duties and household chores still fall on a mother's shoulders. Here's how to even the playing field by stepping outside of traditional gender roles.
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Yes, you both change equal buttloads of diapers. But we bet only one of you is up at midnight trolling Pinterest for birthday-cake ideas, ordering school supplies, and trying to wrestle some sense into the family calendar. That stops now.
These parents never imagined their child would catch one of the life-threatening diseases that vaccines can prevent. But just because the illnesses are rare doesn't mean they're not a tragic reality for parents who have lost their children to them. Here are their stories.
Even in this modern age, most parenting duties and household chores still fall on a mother's shoulders. Here's how to even the playing field by stepping outside of traditional gender roles.
Yes, you both change equal buttloads of diapers. But we bet only one of you is up at midnight trolling Pinterest for birthday-cake ideas, ordering school supplies, and trying to wrestle some sense into the family calendar. That stops now.
These parents never imagined their child would catch one of the life-threatening diseases that vaccines can prevent. But just because the illnesses are rare doesn't mean they're not a tragic reality for parents who have lost their children to them. Here are their stories.
One in four parents of kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder also have ADHD.
Most kids who've been diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder aren't getting the right mix of medication and behavioral management that can make all the difference.
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Nine important questions to ask if you're considering direct sales as a career opportunity.
When kids go back to school, they may find a bunch of surprising situations with friends, classmates, and cliques.
We've found some of the most engaging playthings for children with Down syndrome.
Vision problems could hinder your child's success in class, but if he can't see clearly, don't rely on him to tell you. Our experts make the most common eye conditions crystal clear.
Doctors have come a long way since 1908, when the word autism was first used. Here's a look at the history of autism spectrum disorder.
Recognized since 1944 as a form of high-functioning autism, Asperger's Syndrome disappeared from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 2013. Why?
Right here in the United States, one in four children don't have enough to eat. The impact this has on their health, their development -- their future -- is staggering. Our special report introduces you to two families who struggle every single day to put food on the table.
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