Isobel Whitcomb


Pathological Demand Avoidance May Be Why Your Autistic Kid Won’t Follow Directions

It’s not that they don’t want to. It’s that they can’t.


Does The HPV Vaccine Help If You’re Already Infected?

Most adults over 26 shouldn’t get the HPV vaccine — but there are exceptions.


6 Things To Say When Your Son Comes Out

Show your support with these simple phrases.


LGBTQ+ Kids Are Coming Out Earlier. Here’s What That Means For Their Mental Health

Staying closeted isn’t the answer.

Making Friends

9 Ways To Make Friends, Keep Friends, And Be A Better Friend Yourself

Want to live longer and be healthier? Have more quality friendships. It really is that simple.

Child Development

When Do Babies Wave For The First Time?

The simple gesture is a language milestone.


The Best Way To Get Rid Of Hiccups, According To A Neurologist

And how to reset the nervous system to get rid of them.


What Causes Miscarriage? An OBGYN Explains.

Let’s make this perfectly clear: Losing a pregnancy is not your fault.


How Long Does It Take To Get Pregnant? A Tryer’s Guide

“There are a lot of moving parts to become pregnant. When I think about it in detail, I wonder how there are so many of us.”


When Do Babies Drop To One Nap?

It depends on what works for your baby — and for you.


At What Age Should Kids Get the HPV Vaccine?

And parents' other HPV vaccine questions, answered.


The Coronavirus Sleep Regression Is Real. Sleep Consultants Are Here For It.

If your kids are experiencing a sleep regression right now, you can most definitely blame the quarantine. You can also fix it with relative ease.


There Are No Pregnant Women in Coronavirus Vaccine Trials. Why?

Excluding pregnant women from new vaccine trials is standard practice. Not all experts agree it's for the best.


Can A Face Mask Cause CO2 Poisoning? Fact-Checking The Conspiracy

Face masks are uncomfortable, sure, but they don't put you in harm's way. Here's what the science says.


How To Safely Play Outside During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Social isolation and a home quarantine is the way we all can kill COVID-19 fast. But people need to walk. Kids need to play outside. Here's how to do it safely.


Tear Gas Is an “Uncontrolled Experiment” That Hurts Kids

It's time to ban tear gas.


Is The Playground Safe From The Coronavirus?

Can the coronavirus live on slides and swings and other playground surfaces? It sure can.