How the Internet Changed the Way We Choose Summer Camps

Traditional sleepaway camps may still offer kids the opportunity to experience a low-tech life that’s in tune with Mother Nature, but the explosive growth of the summer camp industry and the ever-expanding capabilities of the World Wide Web have changed, not just the definition of "summer camp," but also the ways we research the programs for our children.

Teen Talk

What do teens say about . . . AIDS* Two decades after the federal government mandated in-school instruction on the life-threatening virus, American high schoolers responded to a survey:

On Call: Scoliosis

Scoliosis is defined as a lateral (side to side) curvature of the spine. This lateral curvature is usually associated with rotation as well. Scoliosis can occur with a variety of conditions.

Ask the Expert: What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Q: Over this past school year, my 6-year-old daughter has been increasingly defiant at home and having difficulties behaving at school. She argues constantly, does not listen to my husband or me and seems to purposefully provoke me. Everything is a power struggle for her, from what she eats for breakfast to the clothes she wears. Last week we were called by her school to pick her up because she would not listen to the teacher and was unable to calm down after her tantrum. My mother thinks she

Adolescent Might Need Immunizations

Most parents realize that immunizations are an important part of infant and early childhood medical visits and that vaccines are necessary to keep our children healthy. Often parents (and teens!), however, don’t recognize that adolescence is an important time for immunizations as well. As the end of summer approaches and many adolescents head to their doctor’s office for school physicals, it is a great time to think about the shots that teens might need.

Resorts Kids Love

Parents plan family vacations fully intending to make everybody happy, but, let’s face it, if the kids ain’t happy, nobody’s happy. With that in mind, you’ll want to take special care to select a destination that appeals to the kids, even involve them in the planning process, so that it truly is a "vacation" for everyone!