The documentary 'Web Junkie' highlights China's handling of children diagnosed as 'Internet addicted' through what seem like boot-camp rehabilitation programs. But the issues surrounding the newest clinical disorder highlights attributes of loneliness in children that are not new at all.
Wake-up calls, such as the recent winter storm in Atlanta, are a good reminder to prepare our families for emergencies. Every household in America should have a wide-awake discussion about how to be prepared for various disaster situations.
Mark Wahlberg has been selected to host the Kids' Choice Awards – a show aimed at kids ages 2-11 – during the marketing campaign for the latest 'Transformers' film, rated PG-13. Is he the wrong choice as host?
One hopeful mom, camera-in-hand, learns that her toddler hates the snow, but remembers that resetting expectations is one of the first skills every parent should learn.
New parents need to learn early the benefits of staying on the same team, and loving one another no matter what happens in the throes of early parenthood.
Most kids have a friend – that friend – who causes enough of a ruckus that even the kid realizes they aren't good to have around. Justin Bieber has turned into that friend. And President Obama has been asked to play dad and boot him out. Maybe he could call his parent country to have a talk?
Researchers at Tufts University's are developing an interactive video game to try to engage students in civic responsibility. Could it miss out on the important lessons learned through real-life civic interactions?
Do our hunter-gatherer forebears have something to tell us about the recipe for parenting? What is old is new again. 'Paleo diets' are all the rage. How about applying some 'paleo parenting' principles to raising kids?
MomsRising.org has introduced a Bingo game for play-along fun with the State of the Union address tonight. Will the president check all the boxes?
As the Super Bowl approaches, parents may have concerns over how much the advertising will affect young viewers. A new study by Common Sense Media reveals that marketing to kids is already immeasurably invasive in everyday activities, beyond what they see during the game.
A seasoned political correspondent shares how she has approached the tricky subject of politics and other hard news with her kids, turning them into educated citizens who can vote on their own without mom looking over their shoulder.
Schools in the United Kingdom are using software to flag dangerous online conversations for teachers. Could we use the same software in the US?
Foster care in the United States is not a new concept for many families. Internationally, however, the push for non-institutionalized programs to place children in family settings is still taking shape. Here is a primer on the basic differences between adoption and foster care from an international perspective.
A mother writes a note to her son as he mourns the death of a friend from suicide.