Babies start laughing before they can speak, and this delicious sound just may serve as a powerful source of human communication and connection, says psychology researcher Caspar Addyman.

Today, it’s not enough to have one birds-and-the-bees talk; it needs to be an open, ongoing conversation. Author and activist Christa Desir explains why and how to do it.

Children could definitely give the adults in their lives some lessons in parenting. Here are a few, from writer Swati Lodha.

If we want children to thrive in our complicated world, we need to teach them how to think, says educator Brian Oshiro. And we can do it with 4 simple questions.

Teaching them about spending and saving is good, but our lessons need to go beyond that, says financial planner Ellen Rogin.

If we want our children to grow up to be thoughtful and engaged citizens, we should help them be part of social change now.

Julian Maha and Michele Kong have been grabbed, yelled at, and criticized in public places when their son had a meltdown. So they started an organization that helps families like theirs feel welcome wherever they go.