Family

Outdoor play time can enhance children's sleep

Parents are hearing a lot these days about the hazards of today's "indoor childhood," with kids spending countless hours on electronic media. But one consequence may be going undetected. National Wildlife Federation's new parent guide highlights the connection between the time kids spend playing outdoors and sleep deprivation.

How much exercise do kids need?

With childhood obesity rates rising, we know children need to get regular exercise, but how much exercise should they be getting?

What are symptoms of the mumps?

With some cases of the mumps being reported around the U.S., find out more about what symptoms to look for and how mumps can spread.

Ways to keep kids active when school is cancelled

As the temperatures continue to drop, there's no doubt that some parents and kids will catch cabin fever. And what is the best way to keep cabin fever away? The answer is lots and lots of playtime for kids.