Children missed being with friends but liked the freedom to move around at home. These are some of the takeaways from an education researcher who talked to 30 kids ages 5-8.
Parents often think about a school’s quality, class sizes, safety and extracurriculars. LGBTQ parents may also want to know their family will be respected.
Trials are under way to ascertain whether COVID vaccines are safe and effective for children under 12. In the meantime, it’s reassuring to note that generally, young kids cope OK with the virus.
Vaccinations, masks and some distancing – along with low community transmission – can help protect students in classrooms and cafeterias.
Children use play to express themselves and process their emotions. Here’s how parents can make the most of play time together.
Public and community health experts highlight four ways that communities can collaborate to encourage physical activity and fun.
Teachers and students are likely to use a lot more online learning tools than they did pre-pandemic even after in-person classes resume.
Although some parents may be reluctant to let their children explore their surroundings alone, allowing kids to wander can help build their sense of direction.
Overall muscle fitness among children and teens hasn’t declined over the past several decades, but by some measures it’s not improving, either.
While past studies have placed the proportion of child-free American adults at somewhere between 2% and 9%, a new study found that in Michigan, over 1 in 4 adults don’t want kids.
The question of whether we should be vaccinating children and adolescents against COVID-19 is currently being debated. Here’s why the answer is ‘not yet’.
Our new Cochrane review found antidepressants led to only small improvements in depression symptoms on average compared with placebo.
Violence is a tough but necessary subject to address. Here are four articles on how to speak to your child about violence.
All that planning, shopping, prepping, serving and cleaning can pay off with better physical and mental health for all members of the family.
What does the coronavirus look like? What kids want to know about the pandemic isn’t always what we tell them.
Back-to-school routines under COVID-19 look a little different than previous years. For one thing, kids need to wear masks. Which means many parents have mask questions.
Watching coronavirus coverage can cause anxiety in your child. An expert offers some tips that will help.
Research shows that children can become infected with the coronavirus and spread it to others. Though rare, some kids do become severely ill and a few have died from COVID-19.
Temperature checks will miss children who are asymptomatic, which we know many kids with COVID-19 are. And the thermometers used aren’t necessarily the most reliable in the first place.
Recent cases among school children has prompted some to wonder: should we close schools again? The short answer is: no.