developmental milestones

  1. 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...
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    Hippotherapy treatment helps children with special needs

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    Have you ever watched someone ride a horse? Every strain of the horse’s muscles becomes visible, and both rider and horse move in...
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    From awesome to awkward overnight

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    You get it, really, you do. You felt the same way about your mom. (Eye rolls and deep sighs come to mind.) So why does your tween’s...
  4. Parenting Tips & Advice

    The bottle, the pacifier, the stroller: When to say adios

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    You have to admit, your child’s feet were very close to touching the ground last time you pushed him in the stroller… but does that...
  5. Child Development & Health

    Developmental phases: There’s a book for that!

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    From starting preschool to introducing a sibling, potty training to visiting the dentist for the first time, books can help children...
  6. Baby & Toddler

    Health milestones for infants and preschoolers

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    Your child will go through many developmental health milestones the first year of his or her life. Knowing what to expect at each...
  7. Toys & Play

    The importance of playtime for your little one: The first year

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    You ensure your baby is securely buckled up into his carseat for the half-hour drive to go shopping. You give him plenty of treats...
  8. Having a Baby

    5 Things to know when baby starts crawling

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    Each stage of baby's development is so exciting, but the moment your baby starts crawling – the real fun begins! This phase of your...
  9. Child Development & Health

    Your 7-year-old: Development, behavior and parenting tips

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    Parents of 7-year-olds know firsthand that time does fly. It seems one minute our kids are tugging on our legs for a sippy cup, then...
  10. Child Development & Health

    Why is your child still using baby talk?

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    In the course of language acquisition and communication development, many kids come up with quirky sayings and pronunciations unique...
  11. Child Development & Health

    5 Ways to build fine motor skills in kids

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    What's better than playing with your child? Having fun and helping him at the same time -- especially when all he sees is the fun....