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 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.
8 ways to trick 'em out of those treats
Don't want your kids eating all that candy? We asked parents for their best advice.
Keep good eating habits going through summer
Fight obesity and brain drain with good nutrition. Your library may help.
Strategies on healthy weight
How to help an overweight child, or prevent a weight problem in the first place.
The secret weapon for school success
What research reveals about sleep deprivation and its consequences for academic achievement.
How stress affects your child
Research suggests that children are affected by stress in surprising ways.
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.