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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My 8-Year-Old is Hopping On the Corset Trend. Should I Be Worried?
Whether in Bridgerton, on TikTok, or in video games, corsets seem to be everywhere. Should parents be concerned? Experts weigh in.
The Cost of Diagnosing Your Child's Learning Difficulties: What Parents Need to Know
One in five students faces a learning difficulty such as dyslexia or ADHD. Parents can either trust the school's (free) evaluation or hire a private evaluator—which comes with quite a cost.
Experts Say There is a Way to Teach Kids to Safely Slide Off Furniture, and this Mom is Demonstrating it
A mom and pediatric physical therapist is showing parents how to guide their little ones through an injury-preventing maneuver. And other experts agree it can be helpful.
6 Little Things You Can Do Every Day to Make Your Child More Independent
Teaching our kids independence is key. But it's not always simple for parents to do. Here are some easy things you can do each day to help your little one be more independent.
How Sex Education Keeps Kids Safe
Health educator Justine Ang Fonte, who was targeted for teaching children about their bodies, and pediatrician Dr. Hina Talib share their thoughts on the recent uptick in unrest against sex education. They also offer tips for raising kids that understand body agency and safety.
Why Natural Playgrounds Are Better Than Structured Playgrounds
So long over-programmed playgrounds! Natural playgrounds with abstract play structures and movable materials are popping up around the country. Here's why that's great news for developing kids.

More Child Development

Here's Why Sex Ed Should Begin As Early As Possible
Forget the myths: children should learn about sex education in school and at home. Experts explain why it should begin early and offer tips for parents.
Your Kids Can Suffer Burnout Too-Here's How to Help Them
If your child constantly strives for perfection, they'll likely face burnout just like you do. Help them develop healthy, balanced habits so your child can thrive in their environment.

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