Pediatrics

Can apps make your kids smarter?

(HealthDay)—Smartphones, tablets and laptops are everywhere, and young children are fascinated by them. Now, new research suggests that parents might be able to harness that curiosity and use apps on the devices to boost ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Parental coaching adolescents through peer stress

During early adolescence, especially the transition to middle school, kids face a number of challenges both socially and academically. Peer rejection, bullying, and conflict with friends are common social stressors. These ...

Pediatrics

Is it OK for young kids to watch YouTube?

Kids love YouTube. According to one study, more than half of American children between eight and twelve years old say they watch YouTube and other online videos every day, despite the fact that YouTube's terms of service ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Unboxing videos fueling kids' tantrums, breeding consumerism

"Tis the season for tantrums in the toy aisles and impossibly long Santa lists. But for parents wishing to shield their children from the clutches of consumerism, shutting off the TV commercials and avoiding the malls may ...

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