How Parents Can Support a Child Who Comes out as Trans – by Conquering Their Own Fears, Following Their Child’s Lead and Tolerating Ambiguity

Studies show that family acceptance or rejection has a big impact on a trans child's mental health and happiness

Your Health

I’m a Pediatrician Who Cares for Transgender Kids – Here’s What You Need to Know About Social Support, Puberty Blockers and Other Medical Options That Improve Lives of Transgender Youth

A gender-affirmative approach and evidence-based medicine allows young transgender people to live in the world as their authentic selves

Your Health

Here’s How to Help Your Kids Break out of Their Pandemic Bubble and Transition Back to Being With Others

Whether just comfortable at home or nervous about leaving, kids may need extra support to get back out there.

Family & Caregiving

When Can Kids Get the Covid-19 Vaccine? A Pediatrician Answers 5 Questions Parents Are Asking

Vaccine trials are just getting started for younger children. Here's what you need to know.

Prevention & Screenings

No, You Are Not Addicted to Your Digital Device, But You May Have a Habit You Want to Break

Researchers explain how our social media habits are formed — and how to break them

Self-Care & Mental Health

Kids Already Coping With Mental Disorders Spiral as Pandemic Topples Vital Support Systems

Nearly 3 million children in the U.S. have a serious emotional or behavioral health condition. The pandemic has cut them off from those who understand their needs.

Self-Care & Mental Health

I Recovered from Obesity and Bulimia Triggered by Sexual Abuse Once. And I Can Do It Again.

My childhood abuse caused disordered eating and weight gain, but I learned how to heal

Real Women, Real Stories

Covid-19 Means a Lot More Work for Families of Children With Disabilities, but Schools Can Help

The pandemic has added major hurdles to accessing, delivering and evaluating special education services

Family & Caregiving

Poor and Minority Children With Food Allergies Overlooked and in Danger

For low-income minorities, who live disproportionately in food deserts, fresh and allergy-friendly foods can be especially expensive and difficult to find

Nutrition & Movement

How to Use Covid-19 Testing and Quarantining to Safely Travel For the Holidays

A physician and mother weighs in on how to testing can help you make travel decisions this holiday season

Your Health

Colleges and the Thanksgiving COVID-19 Risk: Fauci’s right – Holiday Plans May Have to Change

As COVID-19 cases rise, especially in college towns, families may need to rethink their holiday plans

Your Health

5 Things to Look For On a College Campus That Benefit Mental Health

Why it pays to take campus design into consideration when selecting a school.

Self-Care & Mental Health

Surviving National Suicide Prevention Month After Losing My Son

As I've slogged through 22 Septembers without Mark, I've learned that helping other survivors helps me to heal, too.

Real Women, Real Stories

How to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Fall

Whether they're going back to school in person or online, these tips can help your kids maintain good health.

Family & Caregiving