Topics :: children

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Girls & Autism

SCIENCE | By Lindsey Tanner | Oct 26
Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition. And some girls are born without autism despite the same genetic mutations seen in boys with the condition.

Pediatricians Update Guidelines for Children's Screen Time

HEALTH | Oct 24
To keep up with fast-changing technology, the American Academy of Pediatrics is out with updated guidelines for media use by young children.

More Than 1 in 7 American Kids Diagnosed with ADHD

HEALTH | Sep 11
ADHD diagnoses in American children are skyrocketing. What does it mean, and are doctors approaching the problem in the best way?

Family Doctor Says Children Given Too Much Power

Research shows that 69 percent of 11 and 12-year-olds have a cellphone bought by their parents, and 76 percent of teens use social media

Chemicals in Foam Raise Concerns About Baby Car Seats

FAMILY | Dec 22
Limiting a child's exposure to toxic chemicals is a big issue for many parents, but finding eco-friendly products may cost big money.

Fink and Marxer Release CD Reflecting Diverse Families

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 3
Inspired by Marlo Thomas' "Free to Be A Family," longtime musical duo Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer have released their 44th album, "Dancin' In the Kitchen: Songs for All Families."

Could Transwoman Be Implanted With Artificial Uterus?

FAMILY | By EDGE | Mar 18
A recent uterine transplant at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, together with in vitro fertilization, resulted in the birth of a healthy and fully developed child, carried to term by its birth mother. Could it work for MTF transwomen?

I'm Gay and I Want My Kid to Be Gay, Too, Says Sally Kohn

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 24
Lesbian commentator Sally Kohn set tongues wagging this week when she wrote that she hopes her daughter grows up gay, like her.

Doctor Refuses Treatment for Lesbian Couple's Baby

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 19
A Michigan lesbian couple has finally received a reply from a doctor who refused to treat their baby girl last fall because it was incompatible with her personal and religious beliefs.

Mobile Apps Still Collect Information on Kids

PERSONAL TECH | By Anne Flaherty | Dec 9
More than a year after federal regulators issued new privacy rules for kids' mobile apps, online stores are flooded with cute and silly software programs that quietly collect vast amounts of data on the youngest consumers.

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