The USDA calculates it costs $241,000 to raise a child in the US, but their charts and graphs and numbers crunchers don't capture the essence of real parenting.
Despite fears digital literacy could overshadow children's reading skills, studies show that kids are delving into the literary world more than ever through eBooks, electronic readers, and audio books.
As kids expand their social circles online, many parents are tempted to monitor their online activities and interactions. One child advocate suggests that parents would do well to let kids hold onto some level of privacy.
When ex-Pope Benedict says "God told me to do it," he doesn't sound that much different than Tim Tebow, Michele Bachmann, and this week's Georgia school-shooting hero who prayed as she deflected a tragedy. How to take it seriously.
Empty nesters sending kids to college experience a fog of nostalgia when they walk into their child's empty room after dropping them off at university. Hopefully, that fog will soon lift.
Online anonymity brings a sense of security to some, but can also help to protect cyberbullies.
When kids report incidents of cyberbullying, parents might do well to dig deeper into the situation and try to avoid reacting reflexively.
Almost 30 percent of white American teens have used tanning beds. Here’s how to talk body image with your tan-seeking daughter.
Many mothers who opted to stay home with their children in the late 1990s and early 2000s are now returning to the workforce. For Judy Bolton-Fasman, "making it work" has had as much to do with her relationship with her husband as her relationship with her career.
Prince George's first official photographs buck tradition. They weren't taken by a professional photographer and show the couple and their new baby boy without any pomp and circumstance.
The Toupin family marks their halfway point with stops to Disneyland, Legoland, and the white sand beaches of Carlsbad, Calif.
The Toupin family's RV has now rambled from the southern Midwest into the fiery red deserts of the American west.
Macklemore wants to tell his grandchildren he won an MTV video music award. Surprised he's already planning an extended family? Don't be. Rappers have always been fond of family.
Soda consumption in young kids, a study says, can increase behavior problems. Chalk it up as another argument against drinking the stuff. Still, our government continues to subsidize its production and consumption.
The Toupin family's road trip continues. After climbing through the steampunky City Museum in St. Louis and heading to Kansas, the family realizes driving long hours is a lot of work.
A majority of teens ask for online privacy advice, a new survey from Pew Research says. But less than half of teens say they'd ask Mom and Dad. Why? Parents don't trust that their kids' life skills translate to online skills.