Is taking a gap year the new redshirting?
Gap years have long been popular in Europe and Australia. Now, a small but growing group of U.S. teens and their parents are jumping aboard the gap year trend.
Kids' tics, twitches, and bad habits
Young kids are prone to all sorts of bad habits and repetitive behaviors — some more disruptive than others. Here’s what the experts say.
3 surprising tips for raising honest kids
Want your child to tell the truth? Here's what research shows really works — and a common mistake that actually encourages lying.
When teen boys stop talking
What makes teen boys stop talking — and how concerned should you be?
When teens lie (because they all do!)
Teenage lying is nearly universal — and developmentally appropriate. So how can you build a trusting relationship with your adolescent child?
Puberty’s new normal
For a growing number of girls, the first signs of puberty are showing up earlier — sometimes as early as second grade. Here's what the experts say about how to handle it.
Are US parents insane about sports?
Parents are investing more and more time, money, and emotional effort into their kids' sports — despite what the research shows is best for kids.
Should you keep a sketchy secret if your child asks you not to tell?
What should you do when your child says she can only tell you something if you promise to keep it a secret?