In general, researchers have found that kids understand the need for some rules, particularly safety rules like not hitting other children. But when it comes to parents dictating what a child should wear or who they should play with, many kids resist. iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption iStockphoto.com

The Rules About How Parents Should Make Rules

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/125302688/125319737" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Curt Schilling's Son 'The Best Kind of Different'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/125253270/125253284" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Former Bullies Share What Motivated Behavior

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/125065190/125065167" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Given painful budget cuts in the New York school system, parents say their homemade confections are a more wholesome way to help fund school programs. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

Parents Fight For The Right To Sell Treats At School

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/124883656/124883678" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

FDA Restricts Marketing Tobacco To Youth

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/124883623/124883616" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Temporary Hearing Loss Affects Brain's Wiring

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/124684675/124684657" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Study: Kids' Bad Behavior May Predict Adult Pain

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/124684671/124684656" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

After being treated with shampoos and lotions containing insecticides for many years, some lice have become resistant to treatment. Dr. David Phillips/Corbis hide caption

toggle caption Dr. David Phillips/Corbis

As Lice Grow Treatment-Resistant, Drug Could Help

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/124526307/124537823" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Susan Pham holds her son, Nathan. Pham meets with other mothers twice a month to discuss parenting, motherhood and life. The meetings are part of a support program for at-risk families. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Pam Fessler/NPR

Short-Term Cuts, Long-Term Consequences For Kids

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/124131201/124265291" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Not only are kids snacking more frequently, but they're eating more unhealthful foods, too. iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption iStockphoto.com

New Trend Shows Kids Snacking Every Few Hours

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/124248337/124248557" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Eli Johnson's great-grandmother saved his funeral card. Three-year-old Eli was beaten to death in 2009. May-Ying Lam/NPR hide caption

toggle caption May-Ying Lam/NPR

State Budget Cuts Threaten Child Welfare Programs

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/124127356/124248283" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Group Seeks Hot Dog Redesign To Prevent Choking

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/123979343/123979323" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Experts Say Ads Make Kids Fat

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/123973489/123973484" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Bipolar may not be the right diagnosis for some kids, according a panel of experts with the American Psychiatric Association. iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption iStockphoto.com

Children Labeled 'Bipolar' May Get A New Diagnosis

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/123544191/123564957" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript