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.

I Always Say 'Yes' When My Daughter Asks to Be Picked Up--Here's Why

My daughter is almost too big for that--which is why I hold her as tightly as I can right now.

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.

Savannah Guthrie: Behind the Scenes of Her Parents Cover Shoot

Go behind the scenes with Savannah Gurthie at her Parents cover photo shoot! Get an inside look at her go-to bedtime story ritual.

How to Save Money on a Sweet Valentine's Day Tradition

Being on a budget doesn't mean you have to skip the romance this Valentine's Day.

Google Just Introduced Family Link to Help Manage Your Kids' Digital Lives

I don't know about you, but my digital life is a mess. Google is attempting to fix that.

Is Miralax Safe for Kids? Experts Explain

Some parents report seeing "horrifying" changes in their children who took the popular laxative. Here's what the experts have to say about Miralax for kids.

4 Things You Should Know About Gender Stereotypes in Kids' Toys

The importance of gender-neutral toys for boys and girls goes beyond just being politically correct.

Father-Daughter Dances Are Seriously BS

Can we just get rid of the father-daughter dances and mother-son events already?

Why You Shouldn't Obsess About Milestones

When your child starts walking or using the potty doesn't matter as much as you may think it does.

Girl Power! Chelsea Clinton Shares Her Favorite Kids' Books With Strong Female Characters

Chelsea Clinton, former First Daughter and mom-of-two, shares her favorite books to read to daughter Charlotte and son Aidan in honor of Women's History Month.

3 Get-Closer Tips for Otherwise Happy Couples

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

How a Sandy Hook Mother Came to Forgive Her Child's Shooter

Alissa Parker's daughter was 6 years old when she was murdered. Now, in her new book An Unseen Angel, she poignantly describes her family's journey to forgiveness.

A Graduation Speech for Parents

Get ready for the next stage of your child's life.

You Won't Believe Some Schools' Bathroom Policies

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

One Mom's Secret to Getting More Done (and Having Fewer Regrets!)

Bringing a "vacation mindset" to your everyday life can help you make the most of the time you have with your kids.

Beloved Children's Book Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal Reveals Heartbreaking Cancer Diagnosis

I am shattered by the news that one of my family's favorite authors has only days left to live.

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.

How Much Do You Really Need to Know About Your Kids' Poop?

Quite a lot, as it turns out. Here's what's healthy, and what might mean your kid is constipated.