Technology-parenting fail: Has it happened to you?

Model and mom Peaches Geldof was out walking her 5-month-old son in a stroller, talking on her cell phone, when the stroller hit a bump...

Transgender dad pushes for right to lead breast-feeding group

A transgender man who gave birth to his first child last year is so grateful to La Leche League for helping him breast-feed that he hoped...

Missy Franklin's dilemma: Go pro or go to college?

Missy Franklin swam into our hearts, and won four gold medals, at the London Olympics. What's next: College, or lucrative endorsement...

Buddy, champ or sweetie: What's in a nickname?

Expectant parents agonize over what to name their little bundle of joy. Of course, after kiddos arrive, those carefully selected names...

Motherhood may make you smarter, new study says

By Rachael RettnerMyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Having a child may improve a woman's memory, a new study suggests. In the study, women...

Dad punishes son with "Homeless" sign

Another case of "creative discipline" has hit the news: A Maryland dad forced his son to carry around a sign that said "Homeless, Won't...

Octuplet mom: 'I feel ashamed' about food stamps

After vowing never to go on public assistance, octuplet mom Nadya Suleman is accepting food stamps because of dire financial straits. "I...

Empower, don't scare: How to talk about school shootings

In the past week, we’ve learned of two school shootings where kids have been terrified, injured, and even killed. The parents and kids of...

Are sleeping pills the new drug of choice for moms?

The New York Times has proclaimed that sleeping pills are the new "mother's little helper." Do you agree? Do you lie awake in bed,...

The hot toy for the holidays is... a pooping dog?

What's more disturbing: the fact that retailers are already trumpeting the "hot toys" for Christmas, or the fact that one of those hot...

Is school right to ban pajamas ... for parents?

Get the kids up, feed them breakfast, make their lunch, drive them to school. So far so good. What am I forgetting? Clothes. For myself....

Family dinners: Important, or overrated?

The family dinner has been touted as the cure for everything from childhood obesity to teen drug use. By now, most of us know we're...

Columbus Day: Joy for school kids, pain for working parents

Thank you, Christopher Columbus. You "discovered" America. Now could you discover me some back-up child care? As parents know, Columbus...

Say please... or else! One mom's experiment with teaching manners

It’s my pleasure to report that the great “please” experiment of 2011 is getting some pretty pleasing results. Unlike past attempts to...

How do you tell kids when the family pet dies?

It's a conversation every parent dreads. Losing a beloved family pet is hard enough, but how do you tell the kids? Dr. Robi Ludwig, TODAY...

Are peanut allergy protections in schools going too far?

Scroll down for poll results. A group of parents in Edgewater, Fla., have been protesting to have a 6-year-old child removed from...

Moms: Are you happy?

Modern moms have gone off the deep end and need to reclaim the joy in their lives, says Meg Meeker, a pediatrician and mom of four who...

Was your parental leave long enough?

There's a lot that's great about the United States. Democracy: For all the flaws of our political system, it's still pretty awesome....

Pregnancy pains that won't go away: What's your experience?

For some moms, pregnancy pains don’t end with labor and delivery… and we’re not talking about the pain of sleep deprivation. Is your back...

6th grader suspended for red hair: What do you think?

It's not actually a case of ginger bias. But it does have some parents, and kids, wondering where schools should draw the line. A Texas...

Do your kids drink energy drinks?

A study in the journal Pediatrics is raising the alarm about kids and energy drinks, saying kids and teens shouldn't drink them at all....

When should kids be allowed to use Facebook?

Don't look to "friend" Sasha and Malia Obama. The first daughters are not allowed on Facebook, their mother, Michelle, told TODAY's Matt...

Should cameras be allowed in delivery rooms?

Taking pictures as little Junior enters the world is considered by many families to be a birthright, literally. But more hospitals are...