Women who give birth to their first child even a couple of weeks early are up to three times more likely to deliver their next baby prematurely, new research suggests.
Children with "intrusive" parents who push too hard for good grades may be more prone to become highly self-critical or anxious and depressed, a new study suggests.
Having a stable family and a good relationship with mom and dad makes young people more likely to develop healthy habits that may protect them against obesity, a new study suggests.
Babies who learn to stand up relatively early may also do a bit better with attention, memory and learning by the time they are preschoolers, a new study suggests.
Growth spurts can affect teen boys' coordination and knock the swagger right out of their stride, a new study reveals.
Two studies highlight the complex relationship between parents' perceptions and their children's weights.
Late suppers may not be a recipe for childhood obesity, a new study shows.
Common techniques for helping babies -- and parents -- sleep at night seem to carry no long-term harms, a small trial finds.
Every working mom knows how hard it can be to juggle the demands of her job with the needs of her new baby, particularly when it comes to breast-feeding.
As any parent of a preschooler knows, media management can be a minefield of do's, don'ts -- and tantrums.
A growing number of small children are getting their hands and mouths on colorful detergent pods, with serious and sometimes fatal consequences, a new study finds.
When parents believe their children are overweight -- regardless of whether they are or not -- those kids are likely to gain weight, a new study suggests.
How a produce-loving parent confronts her kid's vegetables anxieties head-on
More women in the United States are choosing to deliver their babies at home or in birth centers, a new study indicates.
When children have sleep troubles due to breathing problems -- such as sleep apnea -- they may struggle in school, new research suggests.
Young Americans increasingly favor adoption rights for gays and lesbians, with three-quarters of females and two-thirds of males now voicing support, according to a new government report.
Some parents use mobile phones and tablets to calm young children with behavioral problems, a new study finds.
Rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have risen globally, and adults' unreasonable expectations of young children could be one reason why, researchers suggest.
Constant criticism from parents reduces the likelihood that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will have fewer symptoms by the time they reach their teens, a new study suggests.
All U.S. adults, including pregnant and postpartum women, should be screened for depression by their family doctor, the nation's leading preventive medicine panel recommends.