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How to Talk to Kids about Race
Parents can be reluctant to talk about race. They may not feel qualified. They may think their child is too young. Both ideas are mistaken.
Celebrate the Holidays at Home
With COVID-19 infections soaring, the CDC is asking us all to stay home. Here are ways to make the holiday festive and safe.
Vitamin D Builds Smarter Babies
Babies born to women who are deficient in vitamin D tend to have lower IQs. Here's why moms of color appear to be especially vulnerable.
Cancer Deaths Drop Following Medicaid Expansion
States opting into the Medicaid expansion portion of the ACA all saw deaths from colon, breast and lung cancer drop. Here's why.
Baby Bottles Shed Microplastics
Baby bottles made of polypropylene plastic shed tiny plastic particles when they are exposed to heat. Here's how to avoid the problem.
YouTube Channels Promote Junk Food
Millions of kids see the posts kid influencers put up on social media. It's a new way to advertise unhealthy foods to children.
Reproductive Rights Benefit Babies' Health
States offering comprehensive family planning have infant birth weights that are healthier than those of states with restrictive policies.
When Parents Are Perfectionists
Helicopter parents who step in to fix things rather than give their child a chance to struggle aren't just trying to help.
Don't Wake the Baby
What sleep does for the brain varies with age. In young kids, it promotes brain development; in adults, it's a cleaning and repair service.
More to the Marshmallow Test?
Kids' ability to delay gratification when offered a treat is seen as evidence of self-control, but it may be a sign of something else, too.
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