families & children
Etan Patz was abducted 33 years ago, a day that will ever-more be marked as National Missing Children's Day. But this year, the New York Police announced what could be a breakthrough in that unsolved, cold case. They had arrested a suspect, and he had confessed.
For many residents of India, caste is an important factor in daily life. It's so pervasive that when selecting a mate, even using an online dating website, many people wouldn't imagine considering someone from a different caste.
Under laws in about 28 states, parents who provide alcohol to their children in their own homes can be prosecuted. The new laws are putting in parents in prison and one high school in Massachusetts is trying to educate parents about the laws as a way to curtail the practice.
While Americans were celebrating their mothers and grandmothers and other important women this weekend, South Koreans were celebrating single mothers. It's a big deal in a country where single mothers are encouraged to abort their babies or put them up for adoption, for fear of shaming their families.
The cover of Time magazine this week provoked a wide range of reactions when it was released yesterday. Mary Elizabeth Williams think the image is just fine, but it's the message in the words that accompany the picture that she has a beef with.
Maurice Sendak, widely considered one of the most influential children's book authors of the 20th century, died on Tuesday at the age of 83. Sendak's imaginative and unsettling books broke boundaries in the world of children's literature.
A new study has found that Type 2 diabetes, the kind linked with obesity, progresses more rapidly and is harder to treat in children than in adults. Children more commonly have Type 1 or juvenile diabetes. But recently, Type 2 has become a problem as well.
In Pakistan, almost one-third of both girls and boys suffer some sort of sexual abuse. Often it comes at the hands of their own family members -- and they seem to have nowhere to turn for help. So they suffer in silence, in the shadows, often for years.
Saroo Brierly was separated from his family when he was just 5 years old. He'd gotten on a train, fallen asleep and woken up in Calcutta, far away from his hometown -- a home he didn't even know the name of. He was eventually adopted by an Australian couple but recently used Google Earth to research where he might be from. He reunited with his mom 25 years after being separated from her.
Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen caused some controversy Wednesday night when she made a comment on CNN suggesting Ann Romney and other stay-at-home mothers don't work. The comment has been decried by Democrats and Republicans, and Rosen has since apologized for the comment. However, the debate over Rosen's intent continues.