Social Development

Your baby's social and emotional development is amazing to watch. She'll delight you with smiles, coos, and giggles - and frustrate you with screaming and crying. Here you'll learn about your baby's blossoming personality and how to nurture her no matter her social style.

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Science Says Babies as Young as 6 Months Can Be Biased Against Different Races
New research suggests babies as young as 6 months old show signs of bias against people of different races.
Babies Know When You're Angry, and Want to Appease You
New research finds babies won't easily forget seeing anger-prone behavior in adults, even if that behavior is directed at someone else.
9 Things Your Baby Learns Every Day
He's not just giggling—he's getting an education.
13 Things You Wish People Would Say to Your Daughter Instead of, 'Aren't You Pretty?!'
Family, friends and even strangers mean well when they remark on your daughter's looks, but wouldn't it be better if she heard something more meaningful?

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13 Things You Wish People Would Say to Your Son Instead of 'Aren't You Big?!'
They may mean well when they remark on your son's size, but wouldn't it be better if he heard something more meaningful?
Signs of a Happy Baby
You probably learned the signs (and sounds) of an unhappy newborn early on. But the signs of happiness can be more mystifying. Baby doesn't even hit the first true happiness milestone, smiling, until after the first month! Here's how to tell if your tyke is feeling fine.
Raise a Friendly Baby

There's no doubt about it: Your baby is a born charmer. And there's a lot you can do to help build her social skills.