For many people, obesity starts developing in early childhood, when good dietary and exercise habits are neglected. It's important for parents to know there's long-term danger in their children being overweight or obese.
What’s your child’s favorite book? What’s yours? Reading with your kids can help them in surprising ways -- beyond learning language. Find out all the ways books can open your child's mind.
A blow to your young child's psyche can have the same effect as a physical blow to the head. A new study finds that emotional trauma at a very young age may cause changes to the brain that are similar to a concussion.
It’s time to talk about makeup as soon as your child expresses interest (usually in middle school). Here are five tips every parent should know.
Researchers have long been telling us that a heart-healthy diet can benefit children as well as adults. A new study shows that these health gains could occur as quickly as in a month.
Results of a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine found that early introduction of peanuts in children at high risk for peanut allergy could decrease their risk of becoming intolerant to the nuts.
Most parents would love for their children to live a heart-healthy lifestyle by eating a well-balanced diet and exercising. But getting children to buy in often is difficult. The trick may lie in starting these good habits when your children are young.
A recent study says that children younger than age 6 represented more than 40 percent of the emergency calls to poison centers that were related to energy drinks. The effects children included heart arrhythmia and seizures.
For someone with a food allergy, something as simple as a peanut can be a terrifying and even a potentially lethal threat. Learn how to keep your child safe from these threats to his or her health.