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Screens are everywhere. They adorn walls, perch on the backs of car seats and warm our hands. No one knows yet whether all of these screens, and their alluring displays and connections to the world, have any long-term effects on us. There is one... Read More

By Laura Sanders | 6:00am, October 23, 2016
baby eating broccoli

When babies are ready for solid foods, the meal usually arrives on a spoon. Parents scoop up pureed carrots, liquefied banana or soupy rice cereal and deliver it straight to their baby’s mouth (or forehead). But a different way of introducing solids... Read More

By Laura Sanders | 9:00am, October 14, 2016
baby sleeping

When someone uses the phrase “sleeping like a baby,” it’s obvious that they don’t really know how babies sleep. Many babies, especially newborns, are lousy sleepers, waking up every few hours to rustle around, cry and eat. For creatures who sleep up... Read More

By Laura Sanders | 8:00am, August 23, 2016

As our first beach vacation with two little kids loomed, I had to do one of those chores that sounds easy but turns out to be anything but. I had to buy sunscreen. It seems like the task should take five minutes on Amazon. But as any parent with an... Read More

By Laura Sanders | 7:00am, August 14, 2016
Father and daughter watching TV

Laura Sanders is away on maternity leave. This week’s Growth Curve post is from contributing correspondent Laura Beil, who wrote the feature “Emotional Wounds,” which will appear in the December 13 issue. Rarely do I open the local... Read More

By Laura Beil | 2:30pm, December 01, 2014

Before a 22-day-old infant went to a doctor to be circumcised, his parents gave him a dose of acetaminophen to stave off the pain. But the parents misread the label. Instead of giving their baby 40 milligrams of acetaminophen like their doctor had... Read More

By Laura Sanders | 10:00am, July 14, 2014
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Science journalist and Growth Curve blogger Laura Sanders digs into the latest research about children and parents. As the mother of two young kids, she’s always on the lookout for data that can help parents find their footing — and joy — in the wilderness of raising children.

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