Infected rat: A 10-year-old boy in San Diego has died after reportedly being bitten by a pet rat. While it's not common for infected rats to make their way into homes as pets, it's time for a refresher with our kids on how to handle pets of all kinds.
Parents have a powerful reason to talk to kids about how courage can be all about running away, after Ohio Gov. John Kasich presented medals to kidnapping victims Amanda Berry, Gina de Jesus, and Michelle Knight during his annual State of the State address.
After 66 rounds of spelling word after word, two Kansas City area students had used up all of the available words, forcing organizers of the Jackson County Spelling Bee to temporarily halt the showdown.
Actor Liam Neeson was interviewed on CBS's '60 Minutes' Sunday evening about the 2009 death of his wife, actress Natasha Richardson. A mom of four boys relates to the actor's delayed sharing of his grief, thinking about how men and women process grief differently.
US figure skater Ashley Wagner complained about the judges scores after Thursday night's free skate figure skating finals, earning some negative press for her reaction. How do we learn to lose with grace?
Loneliness in the lunch line at school can be scary for a young child, but one elementary school in Bridport, Vt., taught kids empathy through a system that made sure kids sit with different peers every day.
'Neknomination' is a game that challenges participants – mostly young adults – to binge drink, then challenge their friend to 'one-up' their performance. What was offline is now appearing on social networks. Here's how to stop the pressure on teens.
More than 14 million viewers over the last six days have been watching a video game played live online, by more than 120,000 players. 'TwitchPlaysPokemon' is amassing a worldwide following, and spurring discussions about civics along the way.
A new study published by the National Association for College Admission Counseling explains that optional testing policies for universities, instead of requiring SAT or ACT scores, can provide a broader reach for finding talented students.