Kasandra Mangual

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Study of 'crack babies' shows poverty more dangerous to children than cocaine exposure

A study of so-called “crack babies” born in the 1980s and 90s showed that many of the desperate alarms sounded at the time about the devastating …

Consequences for Toddlers: Fast Ways to Stop Bad Behavior

When the troublemaker in your toddler insists on misbehaving even after you give her chance after chance to behave, you may need to start instituting …

Late-abortion comments from teen with Down syndrome stun Angela Merkel in this heartwarming video

Natalie Dedreux, a teen who suffers from Down syndrome, challenged German Chancellor Angela Merkel over late-stage abortions with their relation to the illness during a “Vote Debate” for the upcoming general election in Germany.<p>Her comments left the crowd applauding and put Merkel — who is …

5 Things An Unloved Daughter Feels in Childhood

While the details of childhood and the makeup of each household are different, when unloved daughters tell their stories, patterns emerge. Culled …

This beautifully designed toy uses music to help autistic kids communicate

For autistic children struggling with sense of touch, verbal communication, or expressing emotion, Synchrony might just become their favorite toy.<p>Coated in a silicone skin, the wooden drum-like device comes with no instructions — because they aren't necessary. All a parent and child need to do is …