FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 -- There are wide variations between states when it comes to child restraint rules for ride-share services such as Lyft and Uber, researchers report.
This can cause uncertainty and confusion for parents and other caregivers. Ride-share vehicles typically don't come with a car seat, and an option to request one is available only in some cities, the study authors said.
MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 -- Time spent reading to toddlers or having "conversations" with them helps boost their intelligence and thinking skills, even a decade later, new research shows.
The study found that the more "conversational turns" that occurred in a toddler's day, the better children performed on tests that measure IQ, language skills and thinking skills in middle school. A conversational turn is when a parent or caregiver talks and a child responds or vice versa.
MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 -- Fear of doctors is common among American preschoolers, and a trip to the pediatrician's office can cause equal anxiety for Mom and Dad.
Half of 2- to 5-year-olds are afraid of going to the doctor, according to a new survey of 726 parents. And some kids get so upset that 1 in 5 parents say they find it hard to concentrate on what the doctor or nurse is saying. Some also say they had postponed a vaccination or canceled an appointment due to their child's fear.