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Mon, 2014-12-15 11:25
An investigative report found that doctors and patients are misinterpreting new prenatal tests and failing to understand how often a positive screen can be a false alarm.
Mon, 2014-12-15 10:19
A study published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics seems to add to the evidence that e-cigarettes are doing more to promote nicotine use than to help people quit.
Sun, 2014-12-14 07:10
It’s been more than four months since my sister took her own life, and I still haven’t spoken with my 12-year-old daughter about it.
Fri, 2014-12-12 09:15
Reams of data, straight to your smartphone. Imagine being certain your baby needs a diaper change, and determining with 97 percent accuracy if your baby is crying!
Fri, 2014-12-12 08:01
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.
Thu, 2014-12-11 17:16
Black parents may want to believe that society has moved on from racial bias, but that belief can undermine their ability to advocate for their children.
Thu, 2014-12-11 11:33
It's camp application season. You’ll want to ask baseline questions about food, safety, staff training and facilities, but what you really want to know is this: Is this a camp that changes lives?
Thu, 2014-12-11 08:38
When my brother, a writer, put a stillbirth into his last novel, the scene was a gift to me, a way of making public what had been my too-private loss.
Wed, 2014-12-10 15:50
When parents in European countries have the birds-and-the-bees talk with children and teenagers, it's with less judgment and more trust.
Wed, 2014-12-10 14:00
Helping low-income children is more politically appealing than helping their parents. But children rarely succeed unless their families have a chance too.
Tue, 2014-12-09 12:35
I wasn't surprised by the flood of mail my daughter received from colleges her junior year of high school. The amount of mail her nonexistent brother, "William," received did come as something of a shock.
Tue, 2014-12-09 08:28
To count down the days of her father's deployment, my daughter and I made a calendar adorned with a whale for each day he'd be gone. She was delighted with her work, until she took in what it meant.
Mon, 2014-12-08 12:49
Younger children can be more focused on the possibility of having all their Hanukkah or Christmas wishes granted than on choosing or making with others in mind.
Mon, 2014-12-08 09:27
Sixty percent of children in the United States are exposed to violence, crime or abuse on an annual basis, according to a Department of Justice report. When I was attacked last year, my son became one of them.
Sun, 2014-12-07 07:21
By the time we reach Sunday – this supposed day of rest – I’ve had it with arguing with my kids. I am tired of saying "no" and "because I said so." I’m tempted to just say, "Fine, let's skip church today." But I don't.