For parents of small children, ‘falling back’ doesn’t mean an extra hour in bed. But the right plan can help ease the change.
Why little kids have a special ability to creep out their parents.
Popular YouTube channels often bombard young children with thinly veiled ads for junk food, a new study finds.
A new study challenges those who care for children to end what researchers say is the common undertreatment of pain in children, starting at birth.
Mammoths and giant ground sloths roamed the same terrain that a young adult swiftly moved through while toting a young child.
As states struggle with reopening, parents are scrambling to figure out child care amid a fall surge of coronavirus.
This movie about inseparable tweens and the grown-ups they became was dismissed in 1995. Today it’s cherished by waves of new fans for the weight it gives their stories.
I lived at the same address throughout my American childhood, but neither of my Chinese-born parents could say exactly where they were from.
Researchers once feared that school reopenings might spread the virus through communities. But so far there is little evidence that it’s happening.
Although most young people recover quickly, doctors are seeing more children and teens with lingering fatigue and other chronic problems.
Mothers who were psychologically distressed during pregnancy had a higher risk of asthma in their offspring.
It soothes me. Makes me more present, less anxious. And it just feels good.
Wine is good for children but bananas are bad, according to the Times archives.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether to make your donor’s numerous offspring part of your child’s family — and more.
The world’s worst parents come back to haunt us, in Lois Lowry’s “The Willoughbys Return.”
Hugo de Jonge, the Dutch health minister, said that “incurably ill” children ages 1 to 12 should be able to die with the help of a doctor.
Amy S.F. Lutz asks difficult questions in “We Walk.”
And how to nip them in the bud before they start.
After months of lockdown, adults just want to get out of the house. For some children, the issue is more fraught.
Tips for creating safe spaces and developing emotional intelligence in your children.
Feeling put on the spot on a video screen when you can’t get words out can be intimidating. Experts offer advice.
They’ve suffered enough.
Paying attention to symptoms like headaches, dizziness and fatigue is crucial, now more than ever.
Longtime home-schoolers offer advice on what to do, and what not to do.
School is (whisper it) a form of child care. Child care, at its best, fosters children’s development. So how did we come to treat them so differently?
A cheat sheet for parents of dino-obsessed kids.
Despite the crises of 2020, parents can realistically expect that children born today will outlive them. That wasn’t always the case.
Remote work during the coronavirus pandemic has given executives with children a taste of a different way to live.
A new analysis shows that coverage levels fell for a third straight year. And that was before the pandemic struck.
“What happens when the bully in the bully pulpit can’t be a bully anymore?” a reader asks. Also: Children and social cues in the pandemic.
If vacationing with other families was complicated in Before Times — splitting costs, calling dibs on bedrooms — the coronavirus has only doused the fire with more fuel.
Remember the three Ps: pitch, pacing and pausing.
Nuclear families have always relied on a community for practical support.
The C.D.C. and four state health departments described how one girl spread the coronavirus to 11 relatives during a gathering.
Beneath the mantle of acute apprehension burns a molten core of profound, long-term worry.
Some experts were skeptical that lice alone could have killed the girl, Kaitlyn Yozviak. The case underscored fears about how the pandemic has cut children off from people who could report neglect.
In the school reopening effort, nurses have a crucial role: being the first to spot and stop the spread of a contagious disease.
Figuring out when and how to make the switch can be complicated. Here’s how to make this milestone easier for you and your child.
To his brothers and his hometown in Anderson, S.C., the “Black Panther” actor, who died in August at age 43, was a friend who tried his best. “His best was incredible,” his brother Kevin said.
A video on digital classroom etiquette makes it very clear: Your home is no longer your own, and your kids must pretend to learn in it.
How families in one Oregon community are coping with the aftermath of a massive wildfire.
Younger children are about half as likely as older teenagers and adults to become infected, new studies suggest.
Selective mutism is a common anxiety condition whereby kids who are normally chatty at home clam up around outsiders or at school.
There is a cultural emphasis on children being with other children, and having them go to school in person.
With schools closed and families desperate for income, millions of children are being forced into work that is often dangerous, arduous and illegal.
Former students are taking illegal and often dangerous jobs in India and other developing countries, potentially rolling back years of progress in social mobility and public health.
‘It’s important to approach this with the idea that there’s no ideal situation. If there were, we’d all be doing it.’
The secret may lie in an “innate” immune response that targets unrecognized invaders, scientists say.
Experts offer advice on how to recognize the signs of trauma and re-establish some normalcy.
The “unschooling” movement might help us deal with the problems posed by remote learning.