Holiday gift ideas for kids from the Free Library

This holiday season, encourage your kids to cozy up with a new book. As the nights are getting longer and the temperature drops, reading is a great way to spend some free time.

Tips to help kids with diabetes stay healthy during the holidays

When you have a child with diabetes, the holidays and winter months in general can be stressful.

Tips to help kids with diabetes stay healthy during the holidays

When you have a child with diabetes, the holidays and winter months in general can be stressful.

Babies, toddlers at greater risk from second-hand smoke than previously thought, Penn State study finds

Researchers found that up to 15 percent of the youngsters tested had levels of cotinine, a byproduct of the body’s breakdown of nicotine, comparable to what would be found in an adult smoker.

Babies, toddlers at greater risk from second-hand smoke than previously thought, Penn State study finds

Researchers found that up to 15 percent of the youngsters tested had levels of cotinine, a byproduct of the body’s breakdown of nicotine, comparable to what would be found in an adult smoker.

‘Sesame Street’ uses Muppet to address child homelessness

Lily, a pink Muppet who is a 7-year-old child with red hair and a purple nose, must move with her family to the home of friends.

‘Sesame Street’ uses Muppet to address child homelessness

Lily, a pink Muppet who is a 7-year-old child with red hair and a purple nose, must move with her family to the home of friends.
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The Parent Trip: Brian Collins and Fred Cusick Jr. of Passyunk Square

They’d been on this path before. Twice they were matched with a birth mother who planned to relinquish her baby for adoption.Twice the mothers changed their minds.

Black children are suffering higher rates of depression and anxiety. What’s going on?

Persistent social stress is among the factors researchers city to explain why black youth now are reporting higher rates of emotional problems than white peers, a reversal of the historic pattern.

Are the youngest boys in a classroom wrongly labeled with ADHD?

Labeling — and medicating — a child who is simply immature can have long-term consequences.

Broadway Beat: Free kids' tix and more hot tips for Philadelphians hitting NYC soon

Kids' Night on Broadway is a great deal. New shows include "True West" and "The Choir Boy."

Odorless and deadly: The dangers of carbon monoxide

This silent, but deadly gas can be avoided in your home by taking certain precautions.

The Parent Trip: Soleil Bacho and Eoin Halpin of Ardmore

They had just moved to a house—their clothes and kitchenware still in boxes—when Soleil’s labor began in the middle of the night.

Experts warn toys with mics and cameras could be spying on your children

Many new toys are equipped with cameras and are linked to the internet, raising concerns that they are collecting information on children without permission.

Why pediatricians should screen teens for alcohol use

The five minutes it takes for a physician to screen a teen for alcohol usage may save lives.

Meet the spider star of Arden Theatre’s new ‘Charlotte’s Web.' (She’s a contortionist.)

The hardest thing about staying in spidey shape? Cheesesteak, says Ayana Strutz.

Philly woman delivers her own baby on I-95 in Boston

Baby Archie might have been born in Patriots' country, but he's still an Eagles fan.

The Parent Trip: Ana Calderon and Matthew Bledsoe of Fairmount

Ana was 36 weeks pregnant—she and Matthew had just moved into a house in Fairmount—when she got a phone call from her brother: their father had suffered a severe heart attack. They flew to Spain immediately.

PennPIRG releases annual hazardous-toy report

With the holiday shopping season upon us, PennPIRG recently released its 33rd annual Trouble in Toyland report focusing on hazards in toys, including toxins, choking risks, and battery safety.

Some spices may be a source of lead exposure in kids, study finds

There is no national limit for lead contamination in spices.

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