child development

  1. Tweens, Teens & College

    Reprogrammed T cells give cancer patients hope

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    At just 20 years old, Milton Wright was diagnosed with leukemia for the third time in his young life. But he was given a new lease...
  2. Parenting Advice & Columns

    What to tell your kids when a grandparent dies

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    Even if children sometimes seem like they're from another planet, they are truly fully human and experience all the same emotions as...
  3. Child Development & Health

    Why imaginative play is more important than you think

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    Children are well known for their vibrant and endless imaginations. Does creative, imaginative play do anything besides entertain?...
  4. Having a Baby

    Early elective delivery on the decline

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    A new report from the LeapFrog Group shows early elective deliveries (EEDs) have drastically declined since the organization began...
  5. Baby & Toddler

    Why messy kids are smarter

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    Kids can make some serious messes — but it turns out, there could be some major benefits to spaghetti art and pudding paintings. A...
  6. Child Development & Health

    Your child's developing brain

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    Do you ever look at your child and ask yourself, "What is she thinking?" As it turns out, her rapidly developing brain is thinking...
  7. Children's Health

    10 Questions to ask about your child's health

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    Parents play a key role in their child's healthy development and disease prevention. Here are the 10 questions you need to ask your...
  8. Health & Fitness How-tos

    How to get fit with your kids

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    Is your family in an exercise rut? Be an active role model for your kids with these five fun exercises you can do with them. Not...
  9. Parenting Tips & Advice

    15 Ways to raise a healthy child

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    Raising a healthy child in today's fast-paced and high-tech world can feel like a constant battle, but it doesn’t have to be!...
  10. Child Development & Health

    6 Surprising childhood milestones

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    You know to expect to celebrate your child's first words, first steps and more, but you shouldn't let these six surprising childhood...
  11. Child Development & Health

    How to teach emotional intelligence to children

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    Emotional intelligence will help your child secure loving relationships and even a stellar career. Here are ideas for how to build...
  12. Toys & Play

    Toys that teach hand-eye coordination

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    Whether you're wanting to give your little one a head start or are working with kids with developmental delays, educational toys...
  13. Crafts

    Spider web sensory craft for kids

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    Celebrating Halloween with crafts that sneak in some sensory and fine motor skills practice is both fun and therapeutic! Using a...
  14. Children's School & Education

    When should kids learn to type?

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    Today kids are being exposed to typing earlier than in years past, but when it comes to sitting down in front of the keyboard, when...
  15. Preschoolers

    Organized sports for preschoolers

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    Everyone’s signing their little ones up for cute team sports — should you follow along? While it’s fun to watch pint-sized soccer...
  16. School Age Kids

    Household chores: Are your kids doing enough?

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    People joke that kids are great for free babysitting and help around the house, but when do kids actually start being helpful?...
  17. Preschoolers

    Signs your child is (or isn't) ready for preschool

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    As your child approaches school age, look for signs of preschool readiness. We talked to a child development specialist to help you...
  18. Children's School & Education

    Can kindergarten wait?

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    Whether your kindergarten-aged kiddo has a birthday bordering the cutoff date or you're not sure your youngster is ready to dive...
  19. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Remember when kids had time to get bored?

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    Back to school and back to the crazy schedule? Who says you really have to do all the things? Believe it or not, free play,...
  20. Studying & Making the Grade

    Help kids develop independence

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    As with many other character traits, children develop independence at their own pace. There is no right or wrong time to help your...