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How to talk to your child about the news?

News gleaned from the TV, radio, or Internet can be a positive educational experience for kids. But when the images presented are violent or the stories touch on disturbing topics, problems can arise. Seeing coverage of upsetting events like terrorist attacks, mass shootings, and natural disasters might cause

Puberty timing influenced by both parents

Boys and girls may go through puberty sooner if their mothers and fathers were early bloomers, a recent Danish study suggests. Researchers studied the timing of puberty for 672 girls and 846 boys relative to their parents and found kids who developed pubic hair and other hallmarks

Teacher confessions: 5 things parents should never do

When my kid started Junior kindergarten last year, it took me weeks (OK, months) to send in a family photo for his teacher to hang in his cubby. For some reason, I just couldn’t get it together to print off a picture from my smartphone. Turns out