Child Development

Is your kid on track? Here's what you need to know about child development for the older kid, including appropriate behaviors, psychological development, social growth spurts, and emotional considerations.

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I'm a Mom and a Professional Organizer: Here's How I Get My Kids to Keep Their Stuff in Order

Whether it's through laundry games or clever ways to make a bed, there are fun ways to get kids to organize and maintain their own space from an early age. This also builds confidence, empowerment, and a happy home life for everyone.

Help Stop Your Kids From Regressing Milestones During the Pandemic

It's not unusual for kids to regress in behavior during the pandemic. But don't panic. There are ways to help your child get back on their typical track.

7 Ways to Teach Kids They Don't Need to Be the Best

As we prepare for an unprecedented back-to-school season, let’s see our children for who they truly are and reimagine what it means for them to have a rewarding life.

I'm a Mom and an Expert on Play: Here Are 6 Activities You Didn't Know Were So Good for Your Kids

Raising kind, driven, and independent children may be easier than you think. Here are some often overlooked activities that nurture the cognitive, social, and emotional skills needed for children to succeed.

5 Ways to Help Children Be More Inclusive of Other Kids

It's not unusual for children to form homogeneous cliques and leave out kids that look different than them. But here are ways parents can help their kids expand their social circle.

When Being Tall Means You Get Treated Like You're Older

Taller kids may look older, but experts warn about the repercussions of adults and peers treating them that way. Here's what you need to know if you're raising a child at the top of the growth charts.

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25 Manners Kids Should Know

Need an etiquette refresher? Helping your child master this list of good manners will get him noticed — for all the right reasons.

When Do Girls Stop Growing?

The age when your daughter stops growing in height depends on what age she was when she got her first period. Experts explain what to expect, plus a few common height prediction methods doctors use.

Should Parents Be Concerned About Violent Play?

It may surprise you to learn that your child’s interest in imaginary violence can be normal, even healthy. Experts explain when you shouldn’t worry and when you should step in.