The potty-talk police
- Sometimes, even the most curse-averse of parents get singed.
(DAVID BADDERS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

The potty-talk police

- Sometimes, even the most curse-averse of parents get singed.

(DAVID BADDERS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

What are kids asking Santa Claus for this year?
- A 19-year mall veteran tells of studying toy catalogs, staying cool in the big red suit, and making sure not to promise too much.

What are kids asking Santa Claus for this year?

- A 19-year mall veteran tells of studying toy catalogs, staying cool in the big red suit, and making sure not to promise too much.

Combating childhood obesity
- In the long drawn out battle to fight the childhood obesity epidemic, public health advocates, schools, parents - heck, even the first lady - have been trying a variety of strategies to see what, if anything, really works.

Combating childhood obesity

- In the long drawn out battle to fight the childhood obesity epidemic, public health advocates, schools, parents - heck, even the first lady - have been trying a variety of strategies to see what, if anything, really works.

OPINION: Battling children’s obesity
- Are avocados good for you? What about plain cereal? Parental food myths are part of a larger problem in our culture.

OPINION: Battling children’s obesity

- Are avocados good for you? What about plain cereal? Parental food myths are part of a larger problem in our culture.

ABCDisease
- Pediatricians advise parents of young children that they should manage cavity prevention as they would battle any chronic illness.

ABCDisease

- Pediatricians advise parents of young children that they should manage cavity prevention as they would battle any chronic illness.

How do we talk to our kids about weight?
- For all the national conversations about eliminating childhood obesity - and it’s a favorite subject for luminaries as varied as first lady Michelle Obama, TV doctor Mehmet Oz, and rapper 50 Cent - there’s still one place where the discussion doesn’t flow so easily: at home.

How do we talk to our kids about weight?

- For all the national conversations about eliminating childhood obesity - and it’s a favorite subject for luminaries as varied as first lady Michelle Obama, TV doctor Mehmet Oz, and rapper 50 Cent - there’s still one place where the discussion doesn’t flow so easily: at home.

A rising hunger among children
- Doctors at a major Boston hospital report they are seeing more hungry and dangerously thin young children in the emergency room than at any time in more than a decade of surveying families.

A rising hunger among children

- Doctors at a major Boston hospital report they are seeing more hungry and dangerously thin young children in the emergency room than at any time in more than a decade of surveying families.

Positively Papi

- Red Sox David Ortiz was on Boston Common yesterday for Live Positively, Get the Ball Rolling, a healthy lifestyle clinic sponsored by Coca-Cola and the Red Sox.

Local librarians recommend their favorites
- For most kids, school’s out for the summer, and before long, your kids may be looking for a few good books to curl up with. (OK, that might be a little optimistic. Maybe you will be looking for those books and eagerly handing them over.)

Local librarians recommend their favorites

- For most kids, school’s out for the summer, and before long, your kids may be looking for a few good books to curl up with. (OK, that might be a little optimistic. Maybe you will be looking for those books and eagerly handing them over.)