On Parenting: Health


Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Running head(cold) first into household conflict

As the sick season descends, a family therapist describes her hard-won knowledge of how to endure when a parent falters.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:38 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marriage, Health

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Learning food’s value beyond nutrition

How schools and parents can help kids enjoy healthy foods by learning the “story” of fruits and vegetables.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:54 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Health

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Why it’s good to let boys cry

A clinical social worker has a plea for parents: Let teenage boys express their feelings.

By Jennifer Kogan  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Mental Health

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Nearly a quarter of teens diabetic or prediabetic, report says

That’s up from 9 percent a decade ago, according to a study in the June 2012 issue of Pediatrics.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/17/2012

What happened to Zoe Rosso, the toddler who got kicked out of school for too many accidents

Zoe Rosso is now the subject of a book about what the authors say is a common but often undiagnosed medical problem that leads to potty accidents.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Health

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Where is the best place to be a mother? Not the U.S.

A new report compared factors such as maternal health, education and economic status, and childhood health and nutrition in 165 countries.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 04/26/2012

In an age of mad cow disease and pink slime, are young kids ready to read about veganism?

From the outside, “Vegan Is Love” looks like a natural fit for a child’s bookshelf. Inside, it “explores complex themes of animal cruelty, big agriculture, world hunger, and environmental degradation.”

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:59 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 04/25/2012

World Immunization Week: The vaccine debate looks different abroad

Medical experts and many parents ardently support efforts to get all children the recommended vaccinations. A vocal minority remain skeptical. Though in many parts of the world, vaccines are not an option at all.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:50 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Vassar un-accepts students and parents overreact

Not being accepted at one of the most prestigious schools in the country is not the end of the world.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mental Health, Teens

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012

APA considers new definition for autism, a change that could limit kids’ access to special education

The American Psychiatric Association is considering a new definition for autism. The change may disqualify some families from special education and services.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Special Needs, Mental Health

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012

The Bloggess’ confession about self-harm sparks a flood of positive reader reaction

Blogger Jenny Lawson’s confession about self-harm inspires women on Twitter to donate to the traveling red dress project, a women’s empowerment movement.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mental Health

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 10/03/2011

‘Lil Poundcake’ injects new controversy in the HPV vaccine debate

In the show’s fake ad for a cute doll named Lil Poundcake, the message was simple: “The only thing you’ll get infected with is fun!”

By Janice D’Arcy  |  12:48 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HPV, children's health