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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Why I'm Not Worried My Son Gave Up His Favorite Activity Because of COVID

My son's karate dreams were cut short during the pandemic. Now, he doesn't show any interest in getting back into his once favorite activity. Experts say that's totally OK, but offer advice on what parents in my situation should do.

My Son’s School Can Accommodate His Disability but Not Mine—Virtual Learning Made it Worse

My husband and I are blind, and while my son's school was able to expand his IEP services during virtual learning, nothing was done to help us parents step into the role of teacher's assistant. It's not our disability that's the issue, it's the lack of equal access.

Reese Witherspoon and Her 8-Year-Old Son Love This Kiwi Crate Subscription Box

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What Is Dysgraphia? When Bad Handwriting Is a Sign of Something More Serious

When your child is learning to write, messy letters may seem normal. But for kids with dysgraphia, no amount of practice will make perfect. Here's what to know about dysgraphia symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

What Is Parentification? Spotting the Warning Signs and How to Let Kids Be Kids

Parentification involves a role reversal between a parent and child, which causes the kid acts as an emotional or practical caregiver. Here's why it happens and how it affects development.

5 Expert Tips to Help Your Sensitive Child Navigate an Overwhelming World

There are many benefits to being a highly sensitive person. Here's how to help your child manage their deep feelings in ways that also teach them coping skills.

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I Hated Being Tickled as a Kid So Why Should I Let My Husband Do It to Our Daughter?

Sure, tickling seems like an innocent way to spur on giggles. But what if it makes kids uncomfortable? Here's what experts say about the right way to physically play together with young children.

Bhad Bhabie Says She Was Abused at Troubled-Teen Camp She Was Sent to by Dr. Phil: 'No Sympathy'

"There's no evidence of none of this and obviously all the staff is in on it so they're not gonna snitch on each other. All you really have is the kids that are there," she said.

Kids Benefit More When Parents Step Back And Let Them Take the Lead

It's easy to want to jump in and help your kid finish an activity. But, according to new research, parents aren't doing them any favors when taking over.