Connecting With Your Children

The best and worst US states for children

New Hampshire ranks highest and New Mexico lowest for overall child well-being in the United States, according to a report published Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a nonprofit group focused on improving the well-being…

Why the old way of parenting no longer works

Every couple of years a book or article arrives diagnosing parents with catastrophic spinelessness. The power pyramid has been inverted, they warn, and the children are in, and therefore out of, control.

Kids & Data Privacy

There is a growing concern that companies are not doing enough to protect young children online.

How parents can teach perseverance

Use positive words, celebrate success, encourage kids to try new things; there are so many things parents can say and do to instill perseverance in their kids.

Neighborhood quality impacts kids’ behavior

According to experts, neighborhoods with abandoned homes and garbage-filled lots could be more than just eyesores for those living nearby. New research suggests the perceived quality of a neighborhood may influence a child’s behavior though his or her teens and possibly beyond.

Robot dog teaches right from wrong

Can devices like Alexa, Siri, and Hatchimals help your child determine right from wrong? A new study examines children’s behavior when they are introduced to a robot dog.