Research suggests that a love of particular songs can be passed from generation to generation.
The Nurse Family Partnership coaches poor first-time moms on parenting and life skills from pregnancy through the toddler years.
A history of adventure playgrounds, which offer children the opportunity for no-rules recreation
From joy and attachment to anxiety and protectiveness, mothering behavior begins with biochemical reactions.
Turning our two-bedroom apartment into a makeshift hospital for my son's long-term care meant giving our family life a makeover, too.
Introspective writing keeps people alive and well. A new tool makes it easy. Maybe too easy.
How family jealousy has been handled throughout the ages, from ancient stories to 20th-century parenting worries
'Tis the season for awkward gatherings. Here's how to get beyond, "You're a systems analyst? That's ... fascinating."
American parents don't feed their children wheat gruel and beef broth anymore—food historian Amy Bentley traces the history and science of mass-produced mashed peas.
New research finds a correlation between the down economy and higher numbers of the surgery.
Anticipating the challenges the pill would face, the biologist heading the project chose for his partner a doctor who was well-liked, good-looking, and, most importantly, Catholic.
New research suggests it’s how parents talk to their infants, not just how often, that makes a difference for language development.
Twinsburg, Ohio is home to the annual Twins Days festival—which, in turn, is home to a revolving door of scientists looking to gather genetic data.
For milestones like moving in together, intent (rather than chronology) determines success.
Troubled teens are occasionally sent to corrective outdoor programs, where they hike for days or perform manual labor. But some parents are saying the physical exertion verges on abuse.
Extremes like on-demand breastfeeding can take their toll on parents and children alike.
For pregnant women taking antidepressants, balancing mental health and fetal health can lead to difficult choices.
A new study found that even when parents recognize that their children are overweight, many fail to do anything about it—or even to see it as a problem.
Family dinners build relationships, and help kids do better in school.
A bereaved parent turned to Reddit for comfort. Reddit, in return, proved that online condolences can be more substantial than just "likes."