Health headlines: Growth charts, dating violence and how playing can teach self-control

Other stories we’ve been reading:

  • Most parents want to know how their kids measure up on growth charts in the pediatrician’s office, but only a small percentage of them can accurately read or interpret the information.
  • The Natural Child Project has come up with a list of 22 alternatives to physical and verbal punishment.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that 1 in 10 adolescents reports an experience with dating violence. Some schools around the country are now implementing violence-prevention classes to target dating abuse.
  • A New York Times article explores if the right kinds of play can teach children self-control.