Nearly 100 NPR readers gave their views on encouraging kids to do tasks on their own at home and in the community. Some are opposed to the practice for safety reasons. Others shared personal stories.
For infants, toddlers, and children, one sign of an especially close relationship is if two people do something that involves exchanging saliva, like taking bites from the same piece of food.
Fierce competition to get children into the top schools has spawned an aggressive parenting culture, named for a traditional medicine treatment in which chicken blood is injected to stimulate energy.
Exhausted from taking the kids to countless kiddie activities? Overwhelmed by too many toys? Here's what Western parents can learn from other cultures about how kids (and parents too) can have fun.
At least 50 infants died in the Rock 'n Play inclined sleeper over a decade before Fisher-Price recalled it in 2019. Company officials said they believed the product was safe when used correctly.
Officials recalled the Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Rock 'n Glide Soother and the 2-in-1 Soothe 'n Play Glider, and urged consumers to stop using them immediately.
As the country faces the world's worst coronavirus crisis, children want to know: Will I catch it? Will grandfather die? What's it like to be an orphan?
The State Department says its updated policy "takes into account the realities of modern families" and advances in reproductive technology.
In some cultures kids roll their eyes when asked to do chores. In others, they'll pitch in without even being asked. Researchers have identified two key practices to raise helpful children.