Top Tot Toys? Blocks And Boxes Backed Over High-Tech ToysSkip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings.
Pediatricians Urging Parents To Discipline Without SpankingTo spank or not to spank? The American Academy of Pediatrics stirs up the debate again, urging parents to discipline without hitting.
Big Move For Big Bird: Sesame Street Is Entering ClassroomsSesame Street is taking its beloved, critically acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum.
FDA Warns Teething Medicines Unsafe, Wants Them Off ShelvesFederal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient.
Not Just Boy And Girl; More Teens Identify As TransgenderFar more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms.
School Board Considers Changing DeSoto ISD Start TimesThe school bell could soon be ringing earlier or later for some North Texas students. At a board meeting this evening, the DeSoto ISD is looking for input on what time the school day should start.
MDs Strengthen Advice Against Codeine For Kids' Coughs, PainThe American Academy of Pediatrics has strengthened its warnings about prescribing codeine for children because of reports of deaths and risks for dangerous side effects including breathing problems.
Kids' Sleep Guidelines Spell Out Shut-Eye Guidance By AgeThe American Academy of Sleep Medicine is releasing for the first time guidelines for how much shut-eye kids should be getting.
Study: Many Teen Sex Assault Victims Get Subpar ER CareMany sexually assaulted teens seeking emergency room care don't receive recommended tests and prevention treatments for pregnancy and venereal disease, according to a new study.
Parents Concerned By New School Head Lice RecommendationsParents concerned about new guidelines about head lice. Experts now say kids who have lice shouldn't be kept from school. The American Academy of Pediatrics says kids who get head lice should stay in class.
Movement Underway To Raise Texas Daycare StandardsEvery day countless parents send their kids off to daycare. Many love it and couldn't live without it, but not all daycare centers are created equal. But there’s a movement underway to raise the standards.