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Kids who eat a vegetarian or vegan diet are generally as healthy as their meat-eating counterparts -- with a couple possible exceptions.
It's Hard to Get Kids to Eat Right
Lots of parents struggle to get their kids to eat food that's good for them. Many resort to supplements, but those have drawbacks, too.
Parental Pressure Fuels Kids’ Perfectionism
The pressure to succeed has never been greater, and it leaves many teens feeling they must do everything right all the time.
Childhood Asthma, Eczema Linked to Disinfectant Use
We are all disinfecting surfaces more often these days, but pregnant women's use of cleaners can prompt allergies in their unborn children.
Reining in Seasonal Candy Promotions
Mountainous displays of chocolate Easter bunnies and eggs are hard to resist. What happens when the displays, not the candy, are removed?
Teens’ Mental Health a Worry for Parents
Adolescence is never easy, but the pandemic has made it even harder. Nearly 60% of parents said they had sought help for their kids.
Ozone Linked to Teens' Risk of Depression
A study finds that adolescents' feelings of sadness or hopelessness and thoughts of suicide increase over time as ozone levels rise.
Drug Use and Kids’ Futures
It's not uncommon for kids to experiment with drugs in their teens. But what really matters to development is happens in their 20s.
The Case for Making Pleasure Part of Sex Ed
Young people are more likely to practice safe sex when their sexual education classes discuss pleasure as well as prevention.
The Good a Little Extra Cash Can Do
A study that gave new mothers living in poverty $333 a month to use however they wanted yielded big dividends for their babies' brains.
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