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10 strategies to help a child maintain a healthy weight

How to help an overweight child, or prevent a weight problem in the first place.

Gifted – or just privileged?

Some say gifted kids are a national asset – others argue they’re just the rich kids getting spoiled. Where do you stand?

House rules on drugs and alcohol

When do parents start talking about it, and what are their rules? Are drunk pickups, no questions asked, a good idea? See how these parents handle tough scenarios.

After the storm: normal fears or signs of trauma?

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, children may be exhibiting signs of trauma. Experts offer ways to help them cope and readjust to life following disaster.

Superstorm Sandy: How your child can help from afar

Here are ways children can channel their concern into helping friends, relatives, and other kids.

The grateful child

Are children who learn how to count their blessings healthier and happier?

Words that teach kids how to play nicely

Learning how to play well means knowing the right words to say.

Weighty issues: the big problem no parent wants to discuss

One in three American children is obese, and this generation of kids is expected to have a shorter lifespan than their parents. Learn how and why you should talk to your child about weight, and what you can do to keep your child healthy.

How important is play in preschool?

As preschools strengthen their academic focus, play maintains a vital role.

Parent cliques: how to handle them at your child's school

What to do when you feel left out of the "in" crowd at your child's school? Follow the advice of the experts: moms and dads who've been in the trenches and made it work.

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