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Parenting: How do you explain racism to kids?

Alleged comments from LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling left many parents in a bind. How do you explain racism to kids?

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 04:25pm EDT

Tags: race, racism, Randi Martin

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Parenting: Do time-outs help or hurt?

What's the best way to deal with a misbehaving or out-of-control child? It's an issue with which plenty of parents struggle. Having a "time-out" is a common consequence for disobedient little ones, but is it effective?

Monday - 05/05/2014, 07:04am EDT

Tags: Randi Martin, time-out, discipline

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Parents urged to discussing drinking with teens ahead of prom season

With prom season around the corner, parents are urged to talk with their teens now about drinking and to make plans to get their students home safely.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 06:19pm EDT

Tags: prom, teen drivers,

The high cost of care: Child care rates exceed college tuition

In 2012, the average annual cost for center-based infant care was higher than a year's tuition and fees at a four-year public college in 31 states and in the District of Columbia.

Monday - 04/28/2014, 06:49am EDT

Tags: day care, Randi Martin

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Swearing inevitable part of childhood, parenting

Everything from TV, movies, music, school yard friends and even parents influence the words children use. So what do you do if those words are bad ones?

Saturday - 04/26/2014, 04:40pm EDT

Tags: Randi Martin, swearing,

International measles outbreaks pose risk to American travelers, children

Measles outbreaks have been reported in 13 U.S. cities and health officials say some of those cases were contracted in a foreign country.

Friday - 04/25/2014, 07:28am EDT

Tags: measles, vaccinations, international travel,

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Local pediatricians: Codeine not effective treatment for children

It's not a surprise to local doctors that codeine now has the FDA's black box warning, cautioning doctors against writing prescriptions for the opiate painkiller.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 05:16pm EDT

Tags: Megan Cloherty, codeine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, FDA, Journal of Pediatrics,

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Parenting: The pressing issue of paternity leave

In the U.S., paternity leave for a lot of men involves saving up and cobbling together sick days, vacations days and unpaid days.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 07:11am EDT

Tags: paternity leave, Randi Martin

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Parenting: What risks are too risky for families?

The rescue of the Kaufman family 900 miles off the coast of Mexico sparked both backlash and support for their decision.

Monday - 04/14/2014, 06:59am EDT

Tags: risks, family, Randi Martin

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The real reason babies cry

If babies had their way, they would be an only child.

Sunday - 04/13/2014, 08:10pm EDT

Tags: babies, Randi Martin, Mothers, breast feeding

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