Kira Kazantsev: After the crowning of Miss America 2015, debate lingers about the contest winner Kira Kazantsev and the organization, which prides itself on being a major scholarship provider.
What happens when one kid shifts the focus of their birthday from gifts for them to gifts for others? One charity is encouraging people to do just that, and some of the biggest givers are little kids learning early the value of selflessness.
For pure joy and innocence, it's hard to beat these recent dance videos by children. Check them out.
Emma Watson recently asked men to join the United Nation's HeForShe gender equality campaign, and she spoke out against feminist rhetoric that often supports man-hating.
Conservatives and liberals emphasize different values when it comes to child rearing. But a new Pew Research survey shows that they also find common ground when it comes to the top three values.
Lupita Nyong'o joined Elmo on 'Sesame Street' to celebrate skin and all of its diverse shades.
The child abuse charges against Adrian Peterson's and have rekindled the spanking discussion among parents. While most agree that what this father did was wrong, there are a wide variety of opinions about corporal punishment.
Kari Anne Roy had a concerned parent show up on her doorstep with her 6-year-old son, then a police officer, then Child Protective Services. Overkill or justified? One mom offers a counterpoint to parents who let young kids outside alone.
As a daughter settles into her LSU dorm room, a father realizes that college dorm life today, with its matching accessories and designer coffee machines, buries the valued lessons of simplicity espoused by scholars like Thoreau.
Kanye West offered a valuable lesson for how not to behave when things don't quite go your way. At a recent concert, Mr. West chided two fans among thousands for not dancing, only to learn they were disabled.
While many parents are wary of video games, more studies have found that some gaming can help kids learn teamwork and other important skills. Here's a list of games that provide kids with a positive gaming experience.
A new report shows that teens, especially those under 17, who use cannabis regularly are less likely to graduate from high school or earn a higher degree, among other negative results.
Tina Fey told David Letterman that working with some co-stars has improved her parenting skills. Similarly, many parents find their resumes benefited by perfecting problem-solving and communication skills while raising kids.
As one mom drops off her son for his first day of middle school, she tries to figure out how her son became so courageous, perhaps overlooking the fact that parent's fears often stem from knowing what middle school is all about.
As more parents buy smartphones and gadgets for connected teens, one mom finds the original ‘contract’ she made with her kids when she caved and bought them ordinary cellphones almost a decade ago.
A major car seat manufacturer is introducing new instructions for making sure parents keep young children rear-facing longer. Are some Americans over-thinking car seats while others here and abroad forgo using them entirely?
Multiple news reports have reported on baby spa benefits for infants. One mom wonders, when it comes to modern parenthood, where is the balance between too little attention and too much?