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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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