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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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The Rules About How Parents Should Make Rules

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

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Former Bullies Share What Motivated Behavior

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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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Parents Fight For The Right To Sell Treats At School

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FDA Restricts Marketing Tobacco To Youth

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Temporary Hearing Loss Affects Brain's Wiring

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Study: Kids' Bad Behavior May Predict Adult Pain

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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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As Lice Grow Treatment-Resistant, Drug Could Help

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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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Short-Term Cuts, Long-Term Consequences For Kids

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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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New Trend Shows Kids Snacking Every Few Hours

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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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State Budget Cuts Threaten Child Welfare Programs

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Group Seeks Hot Dog Redesign To Prevent Choking

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Experts Say Ads Make Kids Fat

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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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Children Labeled 'Bipolar' May Get A New Diagnosis

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