Do you really need hand sanitizer?

Do constant applications of hand sanitizer promote better health? Maybe not, a new study shows. Will you slather anyway? Read...

 

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome will claim the lives of 2,300 infants this year, and experts say risk increases during colder months. Read...

 

Military kids struggle when parents are deployed, new study finds

We know all about the mental health dangers facing troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. But children suffer, too, when their parents are deployed, a new study confirms. Read...

 

Choking risk of hot dogs, candies is high for young children

I often see toddlers eating popcorn, taking a bite of a hot dog or sucking on a gel candy and I’m sure their parents aren’t aware of the danger those foods can present. Read...

 

Sledding safety to remember during the winter in Chicago

About 20,000 childrengo to the emergency room each year with sledding-related injuries. Don't let yours be one of them. Read...

 

When kids are sick at night, it's mom (not dad, usually) to the rescue

Long past the days of 2 a.m. feedings, working mothers are still two-and-a-half times more likely than working fathers to get up in the middle of the night to take care of the kids. Read...

 

Teaching kids to count can inspire a love of math

Here's an equation worth getting excited about: Talking to your kids about numbers can add up to a serious advantage when it comes to learning math later in life. Read...

 

No electronics at kids' sleepovers? Good call

When other kids are in your home, you're responsible for their behavior and use of technology. Figuring out just where to draw the line can be tricky, depending on personalities, ages and the environment. Read...

 

Online grades for kids can be addictive for parents

Chicago Public School' "Parent Portal" gives parents round-the-clock access to their child’s grades. My confession: I'm a Parent Portal addict.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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