A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and beyond, health officials say.
When Harvard University’s Making Caring Common Project released their report, “The Children We Mean to Raise: The Real Messages Adults Are Sending About Values,” many parents and educators — myself included — were surprised to learn that despite all our talk about instilling character and empathy, kids may value academic achievement and individual happiness over caring for others. In the report, the authors explained that the children’s values reflected what they believe adults value.
Before I had kids, I had this crazy idea that I would wake up one day and magically feel ready to be a parent. I figured I would get all my ducks in a row; you know, all the usual boxes checked off on the check list. I went to college and got a degree, got a job, married my boyfriend of six years, bought a house. And then I waited for that magical day to arrive.
A new pilot study suggests that signs of autism symptoms can be erased if babies begin therapy even before they can toddle.
If we could fall in love online, then just maybe, we could make a baby in a dish.
That's what I told myself after three years of agonized infertility.
Nothing could soothe the ache of so much failed babymaking, except perhaps the strength I felt in my marriage. I would never have found Ken anywhere but cyberspace -- he's a physicist, I'm a writer -- so maybe our DNA also needed technology to meet. We would be a modern family in every way. With my 40th birthday looming, we both agreed: it was time for a reproductive hack.
When a case of domestic violence captures the national headlines like the story of fallen NFL star Ray Rice and his wife, Janay, there's a laser focus on the abuser and the victim.
But what about the children?
Janna Espinoza's daughter Coraline has hearing loss, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and developmental delays. Nearly 2 years old, she can't sit up, stand, creep or use her hands as a typically developing child does.
Coraline is among an estimated 6.4 million children in the U.S. with a disability. And for these kids the simple ritual of playing outside can get very complicated.
Children can learn empathy through reading fiction and identifying with characters in a story, a new study concludes.