Neighborhoods & kids' health
Is the newfangled American dream (yes media room, no main street) hurting the very families it is designed to protect?
Childhood obesity epidemic
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.
Making fitness a family affair
Keeping it simple and fun is the key to making fitness part of the family routine.
What's behind kids' obesity?
Think you know why Generation XXL has swelled its ranks? Check out these five surprising and suspected supersizers.
7 ways schools can help teens suffering with mental health issues
Record-high numbers of U.S. high schoolers struggle with depression, anxiety, and suicide. Here’s how schools can help.
How remote school underscored the importance of later school start times
The link between teen sleep and the morning bell has been known for some time, but has recently become far more visible.
How to help your child adjust to socially distanced kindergarten through high school
Due to the pandemic, school just isn't the same this year. If your child is returning to class in person, here are some tips to help you prepare your kindergartner through 12th grader and keep them safe.
How to help your teen go back to high school during the pandemic
From dealing with peer pressure to how to handle dating, here's what safe in-person school could look like, plus strategic tips for getting teens on board.
PE challenges for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders
Exercise is important for healthy brain development and it makes a great study break!
5 ways to keep kids active amid school closures and social distancing
Kids (and adults) need exercise to stay healthy. Here are some easy ways to make it happen.
7 ways to teach your kindergartner self-regulation
Self-regulation helps kids succeed in kindergarten. It’s also a skill set that starts early and has a host of benefits for success in school, career, and life.
The best pre-homework snacks
It's 3 o'clock: is your child hungry, tired, and irritable? The right afterschool snacks can get them through homework time with energy and focus.
How student fitness affects brain function
Kids' physical fitness has been definitively tied to improved academic achievement — and some schools are starting to take notice.
Why is it so hard to talk to kids about being overweight?
Forget “the talk.” This topic is far more frightening for parents and teens.
Does your teen have a digital curfew?
A new study finds devices at bedtime are cutting into teens’ much-needed sleep time and directly impacting their mental health.
How longer recess fuels stronger child development
With a longer recess, schools can help children develop stronger social skills, self-regulation, and physical regulation.