It's the U.K.'s first Children's Mental Health Week and the charity behind the campaign has been given a royal boost: the Duchess of Cambridge has delivered an online video address highlighting the importance of helping children cope with difficult issues that could lead to mental health difficulties in later life.Read Full Story
We all know Roald Dahl as the famous author of some of our most beloved children's classics like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches and The BFG. But he was also something else: a father who lost his daughter to a horrible scourge. The measles. And he wrote a letter in 1988 that should scare every parent who has ever considered not vaccinating their child — and many of us who have.Read Full Story
Ashley, mom of four, noticed that her eldest child was growing armpit hair at the tender age of 7. In the year before her daughter turned 8, body changes were already well underway. Body hair began sprouting and she definitely needed deodorant, and once she told her mom that her chest hurt and had discharge in her underwear, she knew she needed to get her checked out.Read Full Story
As most parents are painfully aware, every day parenting an adolescent can be tricky and — at times — heartbreaking. But the early onset of puberty can bring an entirely new set of challenges. We asked a pediatric specialist as well as women affected personally by it to weigh in on why early puberty can be particularly problematic (and potentially dangerous).Read Full Story
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