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France Just Made Spanking Illegal

Jan 06, 2017 / TODAY

Parents throughout France now need to think twice before spanking children who misbehave.


New Peanut Allergy Guidance: Most Kids Should Try Peanuts

Jan 05, 2017 / NBC News

New peanut allergy guidelines: Even high-risk kids high risk should try them, experts say.


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Are Today's Kids Kind? Most Americans Say No, and Guess What's to Blame

Nov 23, 2015

Maybe it's the barrage of social media, or the kid-on-kid bullying that seems to permeate too many aspects of a child's life today, but a majority of participants in a recent poll believe that kids are less kind today than they were in the past.

These Toys Should Make Your Holiday Shopping List

Nov 23, 2015

Kicking off TODAY's Hassle-Free Holiday, a month-long series, Stephanie Oppenheim of joins Savannah Guthrie to review some of the top toys on retail shelves this holiday season, including Playskool Play All Day Elmo and Wonderball Fun House.

80 Percent of Parents Say it's OK to Put Monitoring Apps on Kids' Phones

Nov 20, 2015

Is it OK to secretly install apps on your kids' phones that show you what they're up to or lock their phones until they answer your text? In a new survey, 80 percent of parents said yes.

Could Delaying Kindergarten Be Good for Children?

Nov 16, 2015

According to a new study from Stanford University, delaying kindergarten for one year reduced inattention and hyperactivity by 73 percent for an average child at age 11. Researchers suggest that children who start school later enter kindergarten with a healthier state of mind.

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