Black children are suffering higher rates of depression and anxiety. What’s going on?

Persistent social stress is among the factors researchers city to explain why black youth now are reporting higher rates of emotional problems than white peers, a reversal of the historic pattern.

Are the youngest boys in a classroom wrongly labeled with ADHD?

Labeling — and medicating — a child who is simply immature can have long-term consequences.

Are the youngest boys in a classroom wrongly labeled with ADHD?

Labeling — and medicating — a child who is simply immature can have long-term consequences.

Broadway Beat: Free kids' tix and more hot tips for Philadelphians hitting NYC soon

Kids' Night on Broadway is a great deal. New shows include "True West" and "The Choir Boy."

Broadway Beat: Free kids' tix and more hot tips for Philadelphians hitting NYC soon

Kids' Night on Broadway is a great deal. New shows include "True West" and "The Choir Boy."

Odorless and deadly: The dangers of carbon monoxide

This silent, but deadly gas can be avoided in your home by taking certain precautions.

Odorless and deadly: The dangers of carbon monoxide

This silent, but deadly gas can be avoided in your home by taking certain precautions.
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The Parent Trip: Soleil Bacho and Eoin Halpin of Ardmore

They had just moved to a house—their clothes and kitchenware still in boxes—when Soleil’s labor began in the middle of the night.

Experts warn toys with mics and cameras could be spying on your children

Many new toys are equipped with cameras and are linked to the internet, raising concerns that they are collecting information on children without permission.

Why pediatricians should screen teens for alcohol use

The five minutes it takes for a physician to screen a teen for alcohol usage may save lives.

Meet the spider star of Arden Theatre’s new ‘Charlotte’s Web.' (She’s a contortionist.)

The hardest thing about staying in spidey shape? Cheesesteak, says Ayana Strutz.

Philly woman delivers her own baby on I-95 in Boston

Baby Archie might have been born in Patriots' country, but he's still an Eagles fan.

The Parent Trip: Ana Calderon and Matthew Bledsoe of Fairmount

Ana was 36 weeks pregnant—she and Matthew had just moved into a house in Fairmount—when she got a phone call from her brother: their father had suffered a severe heart attack. They flew to Spain immediately.

PennPIRG releases annual hazardous-toy report

With the holiday shopping season upon us, PennPIRG recently released its 33rd annual Trouble in Toyland report focusing on hazards in toys, including toxins, choking risks, and battery safety.

Some spices may be a source of lead exposure in kids, study finds

There is no national limit for lead contamination in spices.

With growing mental-health needs, colleges look to professors for suicide prevention

As the mental-health crisis grows on college campuses, faculty members are feeling pressure to address it in the classroom, too.

What do the new physical activity guidelines suggest for kids?

One part of the new Physical Activity Guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services look at how physical activity affects the health of children younger than 6 years, and how sedentary behavior effects the health of children and adolescents.

5 questions: How to teach teens about cell phone smarts

Lessons taught in an Atlantic County school program cover etiquette and bullying, physical safety, and the long legacy — and consequences — of what the teens post online now.

Let’s not forget that chicken pox can be a serious disease

A private school in North Carolina is currently experiencing the largest outbreak of chicken pox in the state over the last 20 years. The likely reason? The school has among the highest rates of parents who received exemptions from the state's requirements.

The Parent Trip: Devon and Andrew Klinger of Roxborough

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