Just by virtue of being an elementary school teacher, JoAnn Schettig gives kids so much: education, attention, encouragement, and support. But for one special 16-year-old, the New Hanover County, North Carolina educator is going above and beyond. Next month, Schettig (currently working as a teacher’s assistant) is giving teen Alex Brigantti a kidney — and hope for the future. More »Teacher and Mom of Two Donates Kidney to Teen
If your kids' teacher recommends that they do some homework during the summer, would you do it? More »Do you give your kids homework in the summer?
Whether your little one is eager for knowledge or needing a bit of help with homework, these safe and fun sites are a perfect go-to for all things learning. More »9 best educational websites for kids (that are actually fun, too!)
Collective jaws dropped on both sides of the political aisle Wednesday as Louisiana’s Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal released a video featuring his three kids caught on hidden camera as part of his presidential campaign announcement. More »Why Bobby Jindal’s Bizarre Trick on His Kids Backfired
Many parents are mystified-and a little horrified-by their kids' obsession with pretending to shoot everything that moves. Is this a normal type of play, or are we raising kids who think violence is OK? More »Is playing with toy guns normal?
Two parents, two very strong opinions on kids using nature as their outhouse. More »The debate: Do you let your kids pee outside?
Kids learn more about how to give and receive love from what we do than from anything we could ever teach them with words. More »9 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Love Without Saying a Word
For most families, going on an adventure means an overnight camping trip or an outing at a water park. But Bruce Kirkby, a travel writer and photographer, and wife Christine Pitkanen, a psychologist, are passionate travelers, and they take adventure to the extreme. More »13,000 Miles With 2 Kids: Inside One Family’s Adventure Around the World
Here's how to prevent stress when planning a plane trip with your baby. More »Flying with your baby doesn't have to be a nightmare
A high school senior is at the center of an international controversy after lying about being admitted to a dual Harvard-Stanford undergraduate program, and pretending to have received a five-figure scholarship to both schools. More »'Genius Girl' Fakes Admission to Harvard, Stanford as Part of Elaborate Hoax
A set of quadruplets in England is making headlines, and not just because the two boys and two girls are so adorable. The quads defied the odds, as each baby came from a different egg, without the help of in vitro fertilization (IVF). More »Meet the Quadruplets Who Defied Medical Odds
"At this point, I want to give everyone involved in this mess a big fat F." More »Report cards are useless without the teacher's comments
Let your baby scoot around furniture and play with ride-on toys. A new study says it helps them learn to walk sooner. More »How coffee tables and chairs can help your baby learn to walk
"If people want to get up in arms over something and petition the government, then affordable daycare, cheaper diapers and proper postpartum care would top my list." More »Some UK parents want to ban infant ear piercing
The first year of parenthood is both exhilarating and terrifying — starting solid foods, crawling, and walking are exciting milestones, but they also pave the way for accidents and, sometimes, serious injury. Even if you’ve taken an infant first-aid training class (and all seasoned or soon-to-be parents should), when it’s your own child who needs urgent help, it’s easy to freeze up. Here are the most common emergencies for babies under the age of 1 and how to calmly handle them — including tips on what not to do. More »The Best Ways to Save a Baby’s Life
Nearly 20 years before Cullen Jones won his first gold medal in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay — with teammates including Michael Phelps in the 2008 Bejing Olympics — the New Jersey-bred athlete drowned at a water park in Pennsylvania at age 5. (In an effort to standardize reports on drowning, medical professionals now defineany respiratory impairment from submersion in water as drowning — on a spectrum from mild to fatal, similar to the different degrees of heart attack severity). More »2 Olympic Swimmers Who Nearly Drowned As Kids Share Their Scary Stories
Say thank you with one of these thoughtful gifts that your kid's teacher will actually use. More »7 end-of-year teacher gifts (that they actually want!)
It’s 8:30 a.m. on a Wednesday and one of the calmest school mornings I’ve ever witnessed: Anya, 6, is practicing the piano with impressive focus. She’s wearing a pink-and-lavender flowered dress and what appears to be an ever-present sparkly black scarf tied around her head (shaved during a recent lice breakout, though she did get her ears pierced out of the bargain). She pecks out a one-fingered version of “Do-Re-Mi” as mom Summer putters around in the adjacent kitchen and calls out instructions — “C! D! E!” — whenever she hears her get stuck. More »Welcome to the Commune Where 100 Adults Raise 17 Kids