The Gift and the Sacrifice of Breastfeeding

Doctors tout the benefits of breastfeeding, often using the phrase "Breast is Best." According to research, nursing has benefits, but it can also come at a cost for some moms.

On Raising an Honest Child

How do we teach our kids to be honest, even if it means admitting to breaking the rules? Research on children's lying behavior might be able to provide us with some helpful hints.

What the Terrible Twos Can and Can't Do

Having a toddler can be quite "terrible" at times. Here's what science says about why toddlers can be such a handful.

Finding Some Middle Ground in the War on Sleep Training

Whether it's harmful to sleep train your baby has become a controversial issue for parents. Here's some research suggesting that sleep training might be nothing to lose sleep over.

My Baby's Head Is Flat (And So Is Yours)

Because doctors are urging parents to put babies to sleep on their backs to prevent SIDS, many of them are developing flat heads. Here's what research says about what to do.

Why It's OK for Kids to Believe in Santa Claus

Some scientists and parents believe it can be harmful to lie to children, but research suggests a child's belief in Santa Claus might be OK after all.

Helping Kids Help Themselves During Cold and Flu Season

Kids are notorious for spreading germs. New research suggests that even preschoolers can learn behaviors to keep themselves healthy, if they're told why those behaviors are useful.

The Right Dose of Screen Time for Kids

On Friday, the American Academy of Pediatrics changed their policy on screen time for children under the age of 2 on Friday. Here's what the new policy means for your kids.

Should We Let Them Eat Dirt?

Recent research suggests that contact with some forms of bacteria might promote the development of a healthy immune system.