Ever wonder what it takes to raise a hardworking humanitarian, a distinguished musician or an inspiring community leader? Researchers find that in many cases, it all boils down an eight-step formula.
Would you consider naming your baby Leviathan? Maybe after a spawn from the Kardashian-Jenner clan? Perhaps something influenced by yoga or Eastern spirituality? Maybe you wouldn’t, but plenty of new parents are. Here are 2018’s most popular baby names.
Maralee Bradley, of Lincoln, Nebraska, told ABC’s Good Morning America that she designed her parody chart after seeing another chart on Facebook that counted the calories of fun-size candies and what exercise would be needed to burn them off.
The rate of premature births is on the rise in the U.S. This means more babies are being born too soon, placing them at a greater risk for health complications, even death. Here’s how D.C., Maryland and Virginia fare.
When it comes to supporting your kids this year, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that most parents struggle to find the balance between helping too much and not enough. Read tips on how parents can help best from WTOP’s education contributor Ann Dolin.
Should you get a baby sitter or after-school care, or leave them unattended? Parents trying to decide can consult these guidelines, put together by regional social service departments.
Postpartum depression is often associated with new mothers, but research shows men are affected, as well. An expert shares tips on what to look for and how to lower one’s risk for paternal postpartum depression.
A woman’s risk for dying from pregnancy-related causes does not end once her pregnancy does. In fact, a significant number of preventable deaths happen up to 43 days later. WTOP’s Rachel Nania explores death rates among moms in WTOP’s special report, Dangers of Childbirth.
Nationally, black women die from pregnancy-related causes three to four times more often than other women. What’s behind the disparity? Experts say it stems from a troubling history in America. WTOP examines the issue in our special report, Dangers of Childbirth.
The number of American women who experience severe, often life-threatening, complications during pregnancy and childbirth has increased almost 200 percent in recent years, and pregnancy-associated deaths are on the rise. The D.C. area is not immune to these troubling trends. WTOP takes a look at what’s threatening the lives of mothers.
Know someone struggling with infertility? An expert shares tips on how to best show your support. “I call myself an ovary achiever,” Andrea Syrtash, a relationship expert and author has been struggling with infertility for seven years.
After a 30-year-old upstate New York man was evicted from his parents’ home and ordered to move out by June 1 by a judge, a new light is being shone on the issue of “kids” who move back home after school … but then don’t leave. Modernmom.com blogger Leslie Morgan Steiner shared some insights with WTOP.
Parents of teenagers are advised to get more sleep in order to be more consistent in setting boundaries for their children. Well-rested parents are better able to help their children become well-adjusted teenagers, a new study suggests.
The government is “with us from day one,” as the Social Security Administration says. That means they’re the ones who keep track of American newborns — and their names — and they released the top baby names of 2017 Friday. See the top 10.
Vaping companies are vigorously advertising to teenagers, but there is a way to get ahead of their tactics and keep your kids from temptation. Here are some tips.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.