Women who give birth to their first child even a couple of weeks early are up to three times more likely to deliver their next baby prematurely, new research suggests.
Children with "intrusive" parents who push too hard for good grades may be more prone to become highly self-critical or anxious and depressed, a new study suggests.
Having a stable family and a good relationship with mom and dad makes young people more likely to develop healthy habits that may protect them against obesity, a new study suggests.
Babies who learn to stand up relatively early may also do a bit better with attention, memory and learning by the time they are preschoolers, a new study suggests.
Growth spurts can affect teen boys' coordination and knock the swagger right out of their stride, a new study reveals.
Two studies highlight the complex relationship between parents' perceptions and their children's weights.
Late suppers may not be a recipe for childhood obesity, a new study shows.
Common techniques for helping babies -- and parents -- sleep at night seem to carry no long-term harms, a small trial finds.
Every working mom knows how hard it can be to juggle the demands of her job with the needs of her new baby, particularly when it comes to breast-feeding.
As any parent of a preschooler knows, media management can be a minefield of do's, don'ts -- and tantrums.
A growing number of small children are getting their hands and mouths on colorful detergent pods, with serious and sometimes fatal consequences, a new study finds.
When parents believe their children are overweight -- regardless of whether they are or not -- those kids are likely to gain weight, a new study suggests.
How a produce-loving parent confronts her kid's vegetables anxieties head-on
More women in the United States are choosing to deliver their babies at home or in birth centers, a new study indicates.
Young Americans increasingly favor adoption rights for gays and lesbians, with three-quarters of females and two-thirds of males now voicing support, according to a new government report.
Some parents use mobile phones and tablets to calm young children with behavioral problems, a new study finds.
Rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have risen globally, and adults' unreasonable expectations of young children could be one reason why, researchers suggest.
Constant criticism from parents reduces the likelihood that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will have fewer symptoms by the time they reach their teens, a new study suggests.
All U.S. adults, including pregnant and postpartum women, should be screened for depression by their family doctor, the nation's leading preventive medicine panel recommends.
The type of debt parents accrue might affect their child's behavior -- for better or worse, new research suggests.
The average age that American women have their first baby continues to rise, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
Health warning labels on sugary beverages -- similar to those on cigarette packs -- might make parents less likely to buy such beverages for their kids, according to new research.
Single parents -- moms in particular -- operate on fewer hours of sleep and have poorer sleep quality than adults in other types of families.
Changes in routine can shortchange children's sleep during the holidays, so a sleep medicine expert offers some advice for parents.
Couples having trouble getting pregnant may have a better chance if they have more than the usual three-to-four cycles of in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new British study suggests.
Some babies born at home seem to fare as well as similar babies born in a hospital, a new Canadian study finds.
A new study provides more evidence that a good breakfast helps kids do better in school.
Children who develop certain signs of puberty at an early age are commonly referred to specialists for an evaluation. But most of the time it's nothing to worry about, says a new report from a leading group of U.S....