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Children consume more salt than they should

Most kids are consuming far more salt than they should and that extra sodium could be posing a health risk.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 09:37am EDT

Tags: sodium intake,

Couples hold off on having kids

It costs about $235,000 to raise a child from birth to age 17.

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 07:47am EDT

Tags: family, economy, veronica robinson

The pros and cons of teaching babies sign language

Every parent has been there: The frustration of trying to figure out what a crying baby wants or needs. Now, some parents say a new tool helps open lines of communication with children even before they can talk: Sign language. Or at least a limited form of the signing long used by the deaf or hearing impaired.

Monday - 09/03/2012, 01:19pm EDT

Tags: baby sign language, Amanda Barrington, Baby First,

D.C. students heading back to school

It's back to school time for District of Columbia students, and Mayor Vincent Gray will be visiting several schools to welcome students back.

Monday - 08/27/2012, 04:30am EDT

Tags: back to school, students,

Hopkins, Children's Hospital ranked among best

Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Children's National Medical Center are rated among the best places for specialized care for children, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Friday - 06/08/2012, 04:20am EDT

Tags: Johns Hopkins, Megan Cloherty, Wellness,

Kids in D.C. and Alexandria rank among least spoiled

Find out where the most is spent on children.

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 07:46am EDT

Tags: bob kur, shopping, spoiled children

Ugandan children get new lease on life at D.C. hospital

Twelve-year-old Darwin Wafoymungu could never do the simple things most boys his age could do.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 12:52pm EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, Gene Kirchner, uganda, heart health,

Parents happier than childless peers

Is it possible to be a happy parent with no sleep, dirty diapers and testy teenagers? Survey says: Yes.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 05:52am EDT

Tags: darci marchese, parenting

Lack of sleep has 'profound consequences' on toddlers

There are even indications that sleep deprivation could set back cognitive development in young children, says Dr. Judith Owens, director of sleep medicine at Children's National Medical Center.

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 05:48am EDT

Tags: sleep, Judith Owens,

Md. first to protect kids from ID theft (VIDEO)

Maryland is the first state to respond to recent reports that children are fast becoming the favorite target of identity thieves.

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 04:56pm EDT

Tags: ID theft, Maryland Childen Identity Lock bill, AllClear ID, identity theft, Martin O

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