“No family is immune from the scourge of the opioid crisis. About 2 million people in America, from all walks of life, are addicted to opioids. The epidemic is evolving but not improving.”READ MORE
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"I'm Batman." One week later. "No, Spiderman." For parents, yearly challenge is buying right Halloween Costume.
"It's almost a great way to weed out people. 'Wait, you live with your dad.' The reaction to that helps you move through things faster."
"Death rates among pregnant women and new mothers have gotten worse, even as wealthy countries elsewhere improved. Today, the U.S. is the most dangerous place in the developed world to deliver a baby."
“Even for women who aren’t going to be able to breastfeed on a regular basis, really try to do so right after birth. It’s different from the milk produced even a few days later, because it’s packed with a lot of factors that get the baby’s immune system off to a good start.”READ MORE
“Screen time is associated with being overweight and obese which is associated with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Once those risk factors, such as obesity, are in play in childhood, they tend to continue into adulthood.”READ MORE
“If you have a C-section in 2018, you have a 90 percent chance of having a C-section the second time. But the second time it’s a more complicated surgery. And the third time, it can be like operating on a melted box of crayons. And in those cases, women can bleed to death.”READ MORE
“Studies suggest that adolescents who are exposed to cannabis are at risk for development of various neuropsychiatric disorders later in life, but there is much research still needed.”READ MORE
“Breastfeeding gives children the best possible start in life. We must urgently scale up support to mothers – be it from family members, health care workers, employers and governments, so they can give their children the start they deserve.”READ MORE
“I was always interested in using technology in the classroom before it existed, but when it became apparent that it was affecting the classroom, it raised the question (of) what effect it was having.”READ MORE
“The good news is there are safe and simple steps people can take right now to limit exposures, and they don’t have to break the bank.”READ MORE
“In our system, once a child is adopted, we equate it with success & there is very little followup. We actually know very little about the well-being of how kids from foster care do after being adopted.” Vivek Sankaram. U. of Michigan law professorREAD MORE
The love for one’s mother is a unique dance of growth and occasional hurt feelings. Being the recipient of such thoughtfulness, such a beautiful display of daily affection in the every day and is often spurned by children who do not recognize the purity of a mother’s actions. But as we age and begin toREAD MORE
“Thomas just wouldn’t do anything other than play on his computer and phone. I’d lock digital devices in my safe, but he would outsmart me.”READ MORE
No parent wants their child to ever fail or fall down. But can you unwittingly hurt your child in the long run by repeatedly being too quick to intervene? As a parent, Kelly Wallace, CNN’s Digital correspondent, admits to grappling with that question. Here is some expert advice that she has found particularly helpful.READ MORE