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Mom shaming or constructive criticism? Perspectives of mothers
Healthy eating for children: Parents not following the recipe
Parents struggle with when to keep sick kids home from school
Traveling with toddlers: Health and safety on vacation?
When teen diets give parents indigestion
Tweens safe alone? Parents less sure about guns than emergencies
Public identifies top child health priorities for presidential candidates
Narcotics in the medicine cabinet: Provider talk is key to lower risk
Many parents wary of online ratings for doctors
More parents could be putting the brakes on their teen drivers
Back off: Parents impeding teens' healthcare independence?
Teens and parents agree: Place restrictions on e-cigarettes
Parents conflicted about how to label, punish cyberbullying
Safer, with more benefits: Parents’ vaccines views shifting
Many parents missing the link between child behavior and health
Parents on social media: Likes and dislikes of sharenting
Parents conflicted about later school start times for teens
Can their 18-year-olds make a doctor’s appointment? Half of parents say no
Parents support daycare policies to get kids up-to-date on vaccines
Nutrition Facts: How moms and dads view labels differently
The circumcision decision: Parents want info, not directives, from docs
Screening out screen time: Parents limit media use for young children
“Breast is best” but uninsured parents take breastfeeding classes less often
Seeing specialists: Roles of parents & providers unclear
Email consultation: co-pay or no-pay?
Broad public support for banning smoking in vehicles with kids present
Protecting newborns from whooping cough
One in ten teens using “study drugs,” but are parents paying attention?
Parents ignore warning labels, give cough & cold meds to young kids
Just what the doctor ordered? Not for many parents
How to select a child’s doctor? Parents prefer grapevine to online
Parents numb to misuse of narcotic pain medicines by youth?
Sick kids, struggling parents
Parental concerns about childhood obesity: time for a reality check?
Summer safety for 'tweens' home alone
Internet predators, privacy and porn concern parents
In the age of 'sexting', parents weigh options to block inappropriate content
Many parents not using booster seats, unaware of state laws for kids 4-8 years old
Speak or spank? More parents choose reasoning than physical discipline
Gun shy? 14 million parents have never talked gun safety with their kids
Silent risk: Most parents and teens not talking about noise-induced hearing loss
Many infants at risk in unsafe sleep settings
Parents turning car seats to face forward too early
Parents say, "Other teens drink and use marijuana, but my kids don't"
Most parents unaware of medical research opportunities for their kids
Few parents enforce shower-before-pool rules that prevent illness from water parks
Parents want explanations, not scare tactics, from the media about children's health
Despite warnings, parents continue to use cough & cold medicines for young kids
Safe sharenting: Pediatricians encouraging privacy awareness for parents who "sharent"
Report about healthy eating for kids leads to national conversation
Too sick for school? Sick kids report stirs up national conversation
On the road again? Health and safety precautions when traveling with toddlers
Teen diets report sparks Thanksgiving conversation
What’s for dinner? How families manage meals when teens go on special diets
Updated screen time rules for an updated digital world
When does sharenting cross the line? Children’s privacy in the age of social media
Despite warnings, parents continue to place infants in unsafe sleep settings
Adult vaccination against pertussis key to keeping newborns safe
Nighttime driving restrictions for teens: How late is too late?
Parents unsure about tweens’ knowledge of gun safety when home alone
When can tweens stay home alone?
Sleep tight: Safe sleep settings for babies
Candidates: Make children's health a priority this election season
Without provider discussion, more parents keeping leftover prescription narcotics in the home
Too many pain pills in the medicine cabinet?
Heads up: Bicycle helmet safety
Keeping kids safe: Properly storing prescription medicines
Parents report concerns about online doctor ratings
Online doctor ratings: Fact or fiction?
Parents say they limit their teen drivers, but teens don't always agree
How much do parents limit their teen drivers?
Year in review: Looking back at the top reports of 2015
Parents taking too much control when it comes to teens' healthcare independence
Teen healthcare: Who's in charge?
Coughs, colds, and codeine: Risky remedies for sick kids?
More than half of Americans have personal connection to prescription pain medicine abuse
Both teens and parents say e-cigarettes should have restrictions
Emergencies at preschool and child care: Many parents not sure about the plans
Screen time for young children: What’s healthy and what’s realistic?
Whooping cough still impacting babies and families
Using the top 10 children’s health concerns as back-to-school conversation starters
Parents’ vaccine views shifting after year of outbreaks
Many parents don’t connect their child’s behavior to their health
Behavioral health: When do you bring up your child’s behavior and emotions with their doctor?
Screen-Free Week: Families unplug to enjoy life without technology
Got milk? Breast milk purchased online may be contaminated with cow’s milk
Sharenting: Parents share their views on parenting in the age of social media
Do parents “oversharent” on social media?
Later school start times for teens? Parents split on the issue
Measles outbreak raises questions about vaccine waivers in schools & daycares
Cost of school sports still a problem for many families
The Great Vaccination Conversation: Fears persist in light of more disease outbreaks
Screens over sleep? How screen time impacts sleep time for kids
Many parents still missing the message on rear-facing car seat safety
Teens and young adults not ready to manage their healthcare, parents say
Are teens ready to manage their own health care?
Not something to sneeze at: FDA warns about dangers of cold medicines for young children
Parents share their thoughts about daycare vaccination policies
What do parents think about daycare vaccination policies?
Hospital websites missing important information about whooping cough prevention
Do food labels help parents decide which foods to buy?
Ringing the dinner bell to fight obesity
Do you know what to do if your child has a concussion?
Are doctor ratings websites the way of the future for choosing a physician?
Upcoming report: Do concussions education programs make a difference?
Experts encourage parents to use “back-to-school” time to review health & safety with kids
Parents want to make the call on circumcision
Upcoming report: What do new parents want to know about circumcision?
When sick kids are banned from child care, many working parents head to emergency rooms
Protecting babies from whooping cough before they’re even born
Media overload? Parents limit screen time for young kids
Pacifiers, blankies, and iPads? Screen time for young kids
One-third of parents resort to spanking to discipline babies
Parents speak out about how schools should manage nut allergies
Upcoming report: How do schools manage food allergies?
Pro-vaccine campaigns backfiring with some parents
Parents without health insurance less likely to take breastfeeding classes
Breastfeeding: Are resources reaching the parents who need them?
President’s Cancer Panel pushes to increase HPV vaccination rates
Specialist referral process unclear for many parents
Looking back at a year of children’s health research: Part 2
Looking back at a year of children’s health research
How to keep cold weather from freezing your family’s activity level
Some parents still missing the message about cough medicines and young children
Email advice from doctors: Convenient care at no cost?
Bullying: An important back-to-school conversation
Whooping cough on the rise: is your newborn protected?
Keeping infants safe from whooping cough
Many tweens using social media despite age restrictions
Safe dreams: sleep safety for babies
Teens using “study drugs”: More common than parents think
“Study drugs”: Are parents aware of the risks?
Will you leave your tweens home alone this summer?
Sunblock, shades, and showers? Preventing illness from water parks
Distracted drivers? Parents may be just as guilty as teens
Share your story: Cough & cold medicines for young kids
Cough & cold medicine for young kids: Upcoming report
Do you listen to your children’s doctor?
How do parents choose their children’s doctor?
Choosing a doctor for your child: Upcoming report
Narcotic pain meds among children & teens: Are parents numb to misuse?
What can you do to fight the flu?
Misuse of narcotic pain meds among children & teens: Upcoming report
Turning up the volume on teens and hearing loss
Parents: Will you give your kids OTC cough & cold meds to combat flu season?
Children’s apps: Privacy traps?
Safe Travels Part 3: Sleep Safety
Do you know where your kids have been…online? Parenting in the age of smartphones & social media
Safe Travels Part 2: Medicine Safety
Safe Travels Part 1: Car Seat Safety
Safe travels: Keeping kids safe during holidays away from home
Parents worry about losing their jobs when they stay home to care for sick kids
Upcoming report: How do working parents manage when kids get sick?
Car seat safety: Are your kids using the right safety restraints?
Recreational water illnesses: how to keep from getting sick