Kids in their early teens typically rebel against their parents, choosing friends over family. Those who don’t pull away and want to please their parents usually do better at school.
Researchers have found that health care providers at different autism centers are inconsistent in determining whether a child should be diagnosed with autistic disorder or a subtype, such as Asperger syndrome.
A small but growing number of moms-to-be are choosing to deliver their babies at home. But a new study finds that babies born at home are at higher risk for complications, including low Apgar scores and seizures.
Researchers have pinpointed when U.S. children and teens began tipping the scales toward obesity. The epidemic began in the late 1990s, but experts will don’t know the exact cause.
More than 5,000 children each year fall from an open window and are seriously injured or killed. And it’s not just urban kids who are at risk.
Young children who are immunized against whooping cough are well protected against this illness, but a new study finds that the vaccine’s effectiveness declines sharply after just three years.
In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that unstructured play best nurtures brain development in infants and toddlers. The AAP discourages TV and even educational videos for this age group.
Premature infants are at higher risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) than full-term babies. The reason may be that their nervous system is underdeveloped.
Bullying is not a normal part of childhood, and children who experience bullying may continue to feel its effects into adulthood.
Updated versions of the vaccines against rotavirus don’t seem to increase the risk for a potentially deadly side effect, a new study says.