Parents & Kids

The jury is not out on infant feeding and what is ideal for the baby, yet the desire to pathologize deviating from exclusive breastfeeding or the so-called “perfect” age to start solids is stronger than ever.
Having children means also having their stuff. For those of us who are organizationally challenged, this stuff tends to pile up. Clothes and toys, shoes, toys, books, toys, oh - and more toys.
Lately, I have observed examples of photos of apparently injured persons used to underscore a particular ideology or belief. To depict evidence of wrongdoing.
Many animals eat their placenta after birth.
When young athletes are injured playing high school sports, frequently the areas affected are the hands or wrists. Nearly 1 in 10 injuries fall into that category, with 45 percent of those resulting in fractures.
A 7-year-old girl is wowing the internet with not only her knowledge of neurotransmitters and synapses, but also her passion for science experiments and big dreams of one day becoming a neurosurgeon.
College campuses are dictating what costumes are offensive. Social media is deluged with healthy Halloween options, like dispensing kale chips instead of the real good stuff.
Repetitive head injuries are par for the course for football players. And, more head injuries (with or without concussions) are associated with more long-term neurological damage.
We‘ve written extensively about the move by some to avoid routine vaccinations of children on the totally unproven grounds that some vaccines contain mercury or might cause autism.
When the Internet finds out a woman is pregnant, prospective moms can expect to be bombarded with countless email advertisements for everything baby.
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