Physical Development

Is your kid's physical development on track? Here's what you need to know about health, diet and nutrition, physical activity, and more.

When Your Child Is Skinny

At a time when one in three kids weighs too much, an inability to pack on pounds might seem like a minor issue. But some slender children have health concerns of their own.

The Year Ahead: Age 4

There's plenty to get excited about this year (preschool!). Find out what lies in store as your child turns four.

Raising a Left-Handed Child in a Right-Handed World

Don't let your left-handed child feel left out. Help her feel comfortable and special by developing her left-hand skills for writing and playing sports.

Tune Your Child's Fine Motor Skills

Kids start to hone their fine motor skills (drawing, writing, cutting, zipping, and the like) in the Pre-K to 2nd-grade years. Help them sharpen their dexterity with these activities.

Another Preschooler Threatened With Suspension For Potty Accidents

Trust me: The child's accidents have nothing to do "potty training" and everything to do with chronic, severe constipation.

Age When Girls First Feel Ashamed of Their Bodies Is Shocking

The average age at which girls first remember feeling self-conscious about their bodies is getting increasingly younger, a new survey shows.

How to Teach Your Kid to Ride a Bike

When your kid wants to ride without training wheels, help him make the upgrade.

No! Parents of Kids with Severe Disabilities Should Not Be Able to Stop Their Growth

The mom of a special needs child shares why she is vehemently against stunting the growth of children with disabilities to make them easier to care for.

Preach, Girl! We Love This Teen's Body-Positive Response to a School BMI Assignment

An athletic teen girl wrote a powerful letter to her teacher about why she refused to do a class assignment about her BMI.

Is There a Legit Reason Kindergarteners Need Padded Bras?

Are padded bras for kindergarteners practical or perverted?

The One Thing Gwyneth Paltrow Wants Her Daughter to Know About Beauty

Even if she is launching a new skin care and makeup line, beauty is only skin deep for Gwyneth Paltrow.

Nathan's Wonder Slide

Buying a giant waterslide for our youngest son was the biggest out-of-character purchase we ever made. And the best.