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Should male passengers be allowed to sit next to unaccompanied children?updated: Tue Aug 14 2012 21:51:00

An Australian airline's policy prohibiting male passengers from sitting next to kids traveling alone has fueled a social media firestorm and caused the company to review the rule.

Stay-at-home dads are sexyupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 07:22:00

There's a new kid on the block, and chances are he's in a stroller being pushed by a stay-at-home dad.

If Marissa Mayer can 'have it all,' can you?updated: Wed Jul 18 2012 20:35:00

Depending who you ask, Yahoo's decision to hire Marissa Mayer several months into her pregnancy is either a boon to all working mothers or a misstep for the ailing tech company.

School records for most twins reflect dramatic rise in multiple birthsupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 21:02:00

For Luke Foreman, seeing double has always been the norm.

Breastfeeding is intuitive and easy? No!updated: Thu May 17 2012 13:09:00

Time magazine's recent cover story featuring Jamie Lynne Grumet breastfeeding her almost four-year-old son raised a firestorm about different styles of parenting. Along with the headline -- "Are you mom enough?" -- the piece makes every mother question whether she should practice attachment parenting and in the process, embrace all things natural. Wear your baby! Make your own baby food! Breastfeed! Sleep with your baby! Give birth at home -- and don't use painkillers!

Time's breast-feeding cover mom talksupdated: Thu May 17 2012 13:09:00

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to the woman at the center of Time magazine's breast-feeding cover story.

Non, the French are not better momsupdated: Wed May 16 2012 12:14:00

The "mommy war" between stay-at-home and working mothers is in danger of being overshadowed by another maddening contest: the one between mothers in the U.S. and France.

Single mothers, stand proudupdated: Sun May 13 2012 11:16:00

It is Mother's Day, and let us celebrate single-mother households -- not as half empty, but as half full of strong women. It is a good time to encourage children raised by women to see themselves as resilient, not doomed. And it is time, today and every day, for our culture to stop assigning blame and start offering help.

Phony "mommy wars" avoid real issues for womenupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 10:59:00

The "mommy wars" that have cropped up repeatedly this campaign season are a figment of political pundits' imagination. The most recent example, of course, was the political and media tempest that followed Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen's comment that Ann Romney, Mitt Romney's wife and a mother of five, had not "worked a day in her life." Many made political hay with the remark.

Rosen comments spark flood of backlashupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 10:59:00

CNN's Joe Johns recaps the rapid criticism against Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen for her Ann Romney remarks.

Dad makes app to shut down teens' phonesupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 18:07:00

One innovative father spends $20,000 to develop an app that blocks teens' phones in the car.

Why parents should educate their kids about techupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 18:07:00

How young is too young for a child to have a cell phone?

Hillary Clinton, cookies and the rise of working familiesupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 13:56:00

"I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was fulfill my profession," Hillary Clinton famously snapped on the campaign trail two decades ago Friday. Mostly, we remember the comment as a moment in the perpetual mommy wars, but I tend to think about it as a moment in the history of chocolate chip cookies.

TSA blogger apologizes for breast-feeding incidentupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 14:40:00

Traveling while breast-feeding is no easy feat in the best of circumstances. When Transportation Security Administration officials don't follow the agency's rules, getting through the airport with the gear -- and a baby -- gets more difficult.

Crash test dummy unveiled for larger childrenupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 18:43:00

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday unveiled a new crash test dummy to be used to evaluate child safety seats and boosters made for children weighing more than 65 pounds.

Parenting lessons from Franceupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 08:44:00

Author Pamela Druckerman discusses her book on why french children are better behaved and what Americans can learn.

Stop being a micromanaging momupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 08:44:00

You finish your child's puzzles. You solve his spats. Heck, you'd cut his applesauce if he asked. It's time to stop being a micromanaging mom. Help has arrived...It's a bird! It's a plane! No, wait... it's you, the Helicopter Parent. That shadow over your kid?

The new playdate playbookupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 07:33:00

Playdates used to be as simple as, well, child's play. That's because until not so long ago, that's all they were: a couple of kids spending a couple of hours together, shooting hoops or playing a board game while Mom (natch), a homemaker (natch again), looked in from time to time, filling the snack bowl as needed.

Breast-feeding mom stages 'nurse-in'updated: Wed Dec 28 2011 22:28:00

A frustrated mom stages a breast-feeding sit-in at Target. CNN's Isha Sesay has more.

'Nurse-in' supports public breastfeedingupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 22:28:00

A mother who says she was harassed and humiliated by employees while breastfeeding her baby at a Target store in Texas last month prompted a nationwide "nurse-in" on Wednesday to show support for the public practice.

Officials search for source of bacteria that caused baby's death updated: Fri Dec 23 2011 19:54:00

Health officials will be comparing samples to determine if two newborn infants were infected with the same strain of the bacteria that led to the rare infections that killed one and sickened another in the past month.

The new normal: Stay-at-home Dads and gay parentsupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 12:10:00

There was a time when gay parents and single adoptive mothers were unheard of, but the new norm is that almost anything works well as long as there's a dedicated adult and plenty of love

Warning signs of sexual abuse often overlookedupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 05:59:00

The teen's mother began to suspect something was wrong a few weeks before her son told a school principal that former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky had molested him.

Assistant PSU coach in middle of scandalupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 05:59:00

With Joe Paterno and Penn State president ousted, questions are now focused on Mike McQueary. Mary Snow has more.

Punishment without spankingupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 14:12:00

Noël Plummer can't imagine making a conscious decision to inflict physical pain on her 8-year-old daughter as a punishment. She's only slapped her daughter once, without thinking, when her then-5-year-old was having an enormous tantrum.

How safe is your car seat?updated: Thu Oct 20 2011 09:21:00

The Insurance Institute for Higway Safety has a new list of safe car booster seats for kids. CNN's Holly Firfer reports.

When parents should get involved in kids' issuesupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 08:09:00

Here is expert advice on common parenting situations, so you'll know when to meddle and when to stay mum.

Is a used breast pump safe?updated: Mon Jun 13 2011 07:58:00

I'm eight months pregnant and plan to breastfeed. I will go back to work after a few months and am thinking about getting a heavy-duty double breast pump, but the new ones are very expensive. Is it safe to buy or rent a used one? I'm worried about the germs that might be inside the pump but can't really afford a new one.

Why doesn't daddy live here?updated: Thu May 19 2011 11:31:00

My son, Jack, asked me The Question one evening while watching "Olivia" on Nick Jr. It was triggered by a scene where Olivia's father helps her look for her superspecial red-and-white tights.

Desperate breast-feeding moms reveal secretsupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 08:51:00

All newborn babies cry, but Anika Reese seemed to be in a category all her own. She screamed in pain nearly all the time, grabbing her own little cheeks so forcefully she sometimes drew blood.

AAP: Toddlers in rear-facing seat until 2updated: Thu Mar 31 2011 11:01:00

In a new policy statement published in the April 2011 issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics now advises parents to keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age 2, or until they exceed the height or weight limit for the car seat, which can be found on the back of the seat.

Too old for a car seat?updated: Mon Mar 21 2011 09:56:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains why some lawmakers want to keep kids in car seats longer.

Kids should ride in rear-facing car seats longer, pediatricians sayupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 09:56:00

New recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics may change the way many parents buckle up their kids.

Spring break challenges working momsupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 09:36:00

For students, spring break is a week of freedom that makes the long stretch between winter break and summer vacation. If you're a student's parent, however, spring break can also be a week-long headache that forces you to overhaul your daily routine.

Mother's milk stirs unlikely political debateupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 16:33:00

First lady Michelle Obama found herself at the center of an unlikely breast-feeding debate this week when three prominent conservative women criticized her for encouraging the creation of a "nanny state."

Is the U.S. a 'nanny state'?updated: Fri Feb 18 2011 16:33:00

CNN's John King holds a discussion on the IRS decision that breast-feeding is a medical expense.

SI.com: Steve Rushin: Shaq's rise to stardom spurred a new generation of Shaquillesupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 11:18:00

If the hero of Super Bowl XLV is Flozell or Atari, Maurkice or Mewelde, look for those names in 25 years at Super Bowl LXX, because Americans like to name their newborns after contemporary American sports heroes, or my name isn't Fuzzy.

You know you're an extreme parent if ...updated: Fri Jan 21 2011 09:48:00

"You know you're an extreme parent if your child, who does not have a documented learning disability, has more than three tutors."

Meet the modern dadupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 08:51:00

Every day, attractive women come by my office to chat. Breast health is a common topic. We also look at pictures of naked bottoms and pick the best one. On a really good day, I'll receive a box of yogurt puffs to sample.

Fly and cry: Babies divide air travelersupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 07:08:00

You're stuck in a cramped metal tube with hundreds of strangers for hours, when it invariably happens: A baby starts screaming and the passengers' collective blood pressure seems to rise along with the decibel level.

Breastfeeding at workupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 10:47:00

Companies with more than 50 employees must have lactation rooms for nursing moms. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.

Breastfeeding rooms hidden in health care lawupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 10:47:00

With her 5-week-old daughter crying in a bathroom at Nordstrom, and not knowing how to get the baby to latch on to her breast, Garima Nahar found herself surrounded by other women. Some offered tips, but one woman told the new mother to cover up or turn the other way.

Study: Lack of breastfeeding costs lives, billions of dollarsupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 11:33:00

If most new moms would breastfeed their babies for the first six months of life, it would save nearly 1,000 lives and billions of dollars each year, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

Even on formula, babies not getting enough vitamin Dupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 18:45:00

The vast majority of infants in the U.S. are not getting the vitamin D that they need, even if they are fed vitamin-enriched formula, a new study has found.

Moms who left work force find extra hardships trying to go backupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 10:47:00

Kathryn Gutowski is a stay-at-home mother of four. For the past 11 years she has juggled laundry, carpooling and homework. Before becoming a mom, she was an attorney. She always planned to re-enter the work force, so she kept her skills polished, renewed her license regularly and did volunteer work.

Moms' difficult job searchupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 10:47:00

CNN's Christine Romans reports on the challenges and strategies of stay-at-home moms who go back to work.

6 friends every mom needs (and how to keep 'em)updated: Fri Sep 18 2009 18:18:00

Not long ago, frustrated that my 3-month-old refused to sleep in his brand-new crib, I posted the following on Facebook: "Patty is wondering why Will hates his crib so very much."

Spanking detrimental to children, study saysupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 12:43:00

Think a little spanking won't do much harm to kids? New research says the effects can be long-lasting.

Infant car seats can trim babies' oxygen levelsupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 17:29:00

Infant car safety seats can -- and do -- save newborns' lives in traffic accidents. In fact, you can't leave the hospital without one.

Breastfeeding and cancer riskupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 15:13:00

Researchers find breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer in high-risk women. CNN's Melissa Long reports.

Breast-feeding may protect at-risk women from breast cancerupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 15:13:00

Women with a family history of breast cancer may have a new weapon against the disease: breast-feeding. In a new study of more than 60,000 women, nursing a baby for at least three months cut the risk of breast cancer in half for those who had a family history of the disease.

Breast-feeding may protect mom's heart after menopauseupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 14:45:00

When Lana Phillip, now 45, decided to breast-feed her baby, she never imagined she would continue for three whole years.

Should I breast-feed a baby with food allergies?updated: Mon Jun 15 2009 09:52:00

I am exclusively beast-feeding my 4-month-old baby, who was diagnosed with allergic colitis at 3 months. I have been off dairy and soy for eight weeks now. We still see blood specks in his poop. He is gaining weight, albeit very slowly. Question, is it beneficial for me to be on an elimination diet and figure out what he is allergic to or is a hypoallergenic formula the answer? Has any research been done on this? My baby won't take those formulas and I am torn on what to do. Is breast-feeding detrimental in this case or will he outgrow it eventually in six months or a year? Please advise.

New pressures on working moms, familiesupdated: Thu May 07 2009 12:19:00

A mother's work is never easy, and for a mother who works outside the home, things are especially tough this year. In these trying economic times, moms are finding the balancing act between family and work is more challenging than ever, according to CareerBuilder's annual Mother's Day survey of 469 working mothers.

Why moms get jealous when dads bond with kidsupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 12:13:00

"Now stay in bed and go to sleep," my husband, Bill, said as he hugged our 3-year-old son, Davey, good night. "If you don't, I'm gonna talk in my troll voice all day tomorrow."

Study: Average preemie costs $49,000 in first yearupdated: Tue Mar 17 2009 11:52:00

The average cost of medical care for a premature or low birth-weight baby for its first year of life is about $49,000, according to a new report from the March of Dimes Foundation.

Too much tube time for kids can lead to behavior problemsupdated: Tue Dec 02 2008 17:16:00

Daily television viewing for two or more hours during early childhood can lead to behavioral problems and poor social skills. The study, which is published in the October 2007 issue of Pediatrics, was conducted by Johns Hopkins researchers on children aged 2 to 5.

7 ways to help your baby fall asleepupdated: Fri Nov 28 2008 09:16:00

Naptime at our house used to be a recurring mystery: When would Lucy go down today? I'd be on the lookout for clues and remain suspicious through dim lights, books, and droopy eyelids.

Getting inside Obama's 'brain'updated: Thu Nov 13 2008 12:35:00

Karen Kornbluh is not famous, but her ideas are. As Barack Obama's chief policy director, political insiders call her his "brain."

'Helicopter parents'updated: Wed Sep 17 2008 14:30:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on parents some teachers say go to far to help their kids excel in the classroom.

Parents: When to back off, when to step inupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 14:30:00

Do you speed over to your child's school, or even college, whenever something goes wrong?

How to ground a 'helicopter parent'updated: Tue Aug 19 2008 09:29:00

We all see them and swear we're not one of those so-called "helicopter parents" who hover over their kids, micromanaging every aspect of their lives.

Surviving a flight with your baby or toddlerupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 09:15:00

Flying with a baby or toddler can have its fair share of turbulence. From finding a place to change diapers to keeping your child quiet to dealing with eye-rolling passengers, parents have their work cut out for them on a plane.

Taking the kids: Squeezing in some adult timeupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 12:58:00

Five years is too long between vacations. Just ask Amy and Matt Wilcher.

What working moms miss and wish forupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 12:55:00

If you're a mom who not only has beautiful children but also a job you love, plenty of people have probably said you "have it all."

8 things no one tells you about being a mom updated: Mon Jun 02 2008 12:52:00

Babies are adorable! There's nothing like the love surge of a full-body hug or the amazed pride you feel when your toddler takes his first steps!

8 ways to be a happier momupdated: Wed May 28 2008 09:59:00

Ask a mom if she's happier now that she has a child, and she'll usually say yes. But psychologists who study happiness often report a different picture. Being the mom of a young child (especially one under 3) is rewarding, but also a real strain on your mood.

Create yourself a new mother updated: Tue May 13 2008 08:23:00

Unfortunately, motherhood is so difficult that virtually no one does it perfectly. Maybe your mother was flawless, but it's more likely she made mistakes. Whatever her errors, you inherited a legacy of sorrow.

Motherhood: a changed brain, wisdom gainedupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 10:07:00

I had big plans for my first maternity leave, the nine blessedly unencumbered months I'd spend away from my teaching job. First, of course, I intended to love, care for, and play with my baby. But no way was I going to become one of those goo-goo-ga-ga new mothers who can't think of anything but their child. While my son napped -- I was counting on long naps -- I'd rent films and watch the news. Most of all, I would read books: glorious novels, gorgeous poetry collections, spellbinding biographies.

Autism, knowing the signsupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 10:28:00

Elizabeth Cohen outlines the proper steps for parents to take if they suspect their child is autistic.

Getting help for a child with autismupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 10:28:00

When her son Justin was a newborn, Shannon Kinninger looked up from the kitchen where she was washing dishes, and saw a large, heavy toy fall on his head. Justin didn't cry.

Time.com: Million-Dollar Babiesupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 19:00:00

A new government report says the cost of raising a child has soared to $204,000. But even scarier is what that figure leaves out

When to question a doctorupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 10:58:00

There are times when it's reasonable to disagree with a pediatrician's advice. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

When it's OK to question your pediatrician's adviceupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 10:58:00

At some point during last month's well-baby checkup for her son Isaac, Kamila McGinnis stopped listening to her pediatrician.

Cold meds send kids to ERsupdated: Wed Jan 30 2008 17:06:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on new study about children and possible overmedication.

When your child plays with 'Danger Boy'updated: Wed Jan 02 2008 13:45:00

When parenting styles clash, awkward situations arise. What to do in these five situations when you find yourself at odds with other parents, in-laws, or even your spouse.

CNNMoney: Recalls scare parents away from hot toysupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 14:47:00

Millions of parents are nervous about buying their kids toys for Christmas as recalls become more frequent and increasingly bizarre.

Five breast-feeding mistakes new moms make, and how to fix them updated: Thu Nov 01 2007 16:56:00

When Erika Clowes was pregnant, she figured breast-feeding would be a breeze. After all, she'd read all the books and taken all the classes. After an easy birth, she brought home her baby, Charlie, and waited for paradise to begin.

Time.com: What Breast-Feeding Can't Doupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 18:55:00

Breast milk is best for babies' health and well-being, but a new study finds it doesn't help prevent asthma or allergies

How to keep sane as a working mom updated: Tue Jul 31 2007 22:43:00

Mother's day means something special to everyone.

How to stop worrying about child careupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 04:10:00

My first sitter, Maggie, spoiled me forever. We met, I adored her, she adored the baby, I hired her, and a love affair began. I left for work on her first day without a second thought -- really! I had no urge to run back and ask her 12 more questions about her experience, her references, her opinion on daytime TV or high-fructose corn syrup.

Surviving summer camp -- for parents and kids updated: Fri Jul 13 2007 08:15:00

For parents, sending kids off to summer camp is an emotional balancing act: There's the prospect of fresh air and friendships, competition and camaraderie, but there's also the worry of insect bites, injuries and allergies.

Your baby: 10 milestones for the first 2 yearsupdated: Thu Jun 07 2007 10:09:00

Every milestone -- from when your baby first holds up her sweet little head to when she speaks her first word -- is thrilling. These moments aren't just exciting and fun; they're also markers that can clue you in to your baby's development. Most parents already know to look for the much-lauded ones, like rolling over and walking. But of the multitude of milestones cited by the American Academy of Pediatrics, some are considered more significant. Here, 10 milestones that are worth paying a little extra attention to during your child's first two years:

Outsmart Your Toddler: 5 tricks for getting yours to do what you want updated: Wed May 23 2007 10:06:00

The battle lines were drawn: It was me against him. And he, my 2-year-old, was a formidable opponent. I lay in wait by the stairs, a pair of size-2T sweatpants clutched to my chest. Catching Kevin and wrestling him into his clothes reminded me of the day I tried (and failed) to catch a greased piglet at a county fair. At least with Kevin I didn't have to worry I'd end up face-down in the mud. Suddenly, my slippery little boy popped up from behind the relative safety of the sofa. Our eyes met. He squealed and bolted for the kitchen. Game on!

5 steps to raising a money-smart kid updated: Wed Mar 28 2007 18:47:00

My older daughter, Sophie, and I have a pretty good routine going at the mall. She understands that most stores are like museums: She can "ooh" and "ahh" at stuff, but she usually can't take it home.

Protect your children from online predatorsupdated: Fri Mar 23 2007 09:27:00

For parents, the Internet can be like navigating a minefield.

Got a million worries about your baby? Here's calming adviceupdated: Mon Mar 12 2007 10:49:00

When my first daughter, Sadie, was a few days old, we hadn't mastered breastfeeding, and I was sure I was starving her. But after a few panicked calls to the doctor and a few weigh-ins, it became clear that she wasn't starving at all -- she was thriving.

How to be a happier mom: 8 ways to focus on the positiveupdated: Thu Feb 15 2007 10:05:00

Ask a mom if she's happier now that she has a child and she'll usually say yes. In fact, around the world, children top the list of the most enjoyable things in life. But psychologists who study happiness -- a new field in the past decade -- often report a different picture.

Printable safety guides from Parenting magazineupdated: Fri Jan 26 2007 11:08:00

Click on the links below to download and print useful safety guides from Parenting magazine. If you don't have Adobe Reader installed, click here for a free copy.

The 6 most annoying things kids say -- and the best ways to respondupdated: Mon Jan 15 2007 15:40:00

Snuggling under her blankets at bedtime, Ella, 3, gazed up at me and announced longingly, "I want a new mommy." Not even four years into my tenure as Mom and I was already being edged out of the job. Even worse, Ella started announcing "I want a new mom" frequently, like whenever I failed to buy her a ring pop at the grocery-store checkout. Some days, it was all I could do not to retort, "Yeah? Well, I want a new kid!"

Money Magazine: Keep your kids safeupdated: Tue Dec 05 2006 14:50:00

Chances are, your child will spend most of his Net time instant messaging with the same kids he sees all day in school, doing homework, playing video games or finding other fans of his favorite obscure band.

Shortcuts: How to be a parentupdated: Wed Nov 08 2006 08:39:00

Western parents are being bombarded by a constant stream of research and advice -- a lot of it contradictory -- on the tricky subject of how to be a parent.

How to keep the kids safe, in day care or with a Saturday-night sitterupdated: Fri Sep 29 2006 15:25:00

When I went back to work part-time, my husband and I hired Dawn to care for our baby, then 18 months old. Dawn seemed the perfect sitter: She and Oliver were crazy about each other, and she had plenty of experience with other kids who adored her.

Money Magazine: Everything You Know About Kids and Money is Wrongupdated: Tue Aug 01 2006 00:01:00

AMERICAN STUDENTS MAY BE POOR AT MATH, but when it comes to understanding the money in their lives, they are positively bankrupt. A recent national survey testing high school seniors about basic fi...

Money Magazine: Do it now: Book your kid's summer campupdated: Mon Mar 27 2006 15:33:00

Letting your children sit on the couch all summer watching reruns of Punk'd might be cost-effective, but it's not exactly enriching. With more than 12,000 day and sleepaway camps in the U.S., there's almost certainly one that will suit your child's taste--and your budget. Don't wait: By May, popular camps will be booked solid.

CNNMoney: Time for summer campupdated: Wed Mar 08 2006 11:19:00

Snow may still be on the ground in some places, but summer camps are already beginning to fill up.

$25 million initiative to boost child safety seatsupdated: Mon Feb 13 2006 11:43:00

Pointing to statistics showing that only one in five children between the ages of four and eight rides in a booster seat when traveling by car, Transportation Secretary Norman Minetta announced a federal initiative to increase booster seat use.

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