MONDAY, May 13, 2019 -- Despite countless public service messages warning against texting and driving, more than two-thirds of parents have read a text while behind the wheel and roughly half have written a text while driving, a new survey finds.
Millennial parents were more likely to report distracted driving behaviors, such as reading a text. But both millennial parents (born between 1981 and 1996) and older parents wrote text messages behind the wheel at about the same rate. The study survey also found no significant differences in crash rates between the older and younger parents.
TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 -- As measles outbreaks rage in many parts of the United States, one expert has advice for parents on how to protect their children from the disease.
On Monday, U.S. health officials reported that measles cases have now climbed to 839 in 2019, the highest yearly total in 25 years. Infections have been confirmed in 23 states, with many of the cases showing up in unvaccinated people in Orthodox Jewish communities in New York.
WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- As a parent, you want to do everything right to nurture your child. Besides serving healthy food and encouraging daily exercise, three other lifestyle habits can have a huge impact on your child's mental and physical well-being and development.
In an article in JAMA Pediatrics, Dr. Dimitri Christakis, of the Seattle Children's Research Institute, said studies show how a child's early environment affects behavior and development. He and his colleagues developed strategies to help parents make the most of all aspects of their children's development. These are some of their best tips.