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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Kids Persevere More When Parents Take a Step Back, New Study Shows

It's hard to see kids struggle through an activity. But, according to new research, parents aren't doing them any favors when taking over.

71 Play Ideas to Keep Kids Busy While You're Working From Home

So Netflix has played babysitter more times than you can count already this year? No shame. We asked experts for the holy grail: screen-free playtime ideas that hold kids’ attention long enough for you to clear out your inbox.

4 Easy Ways to Make Kids More Social From Home (Without Playdates)

You don't need to overload kids with activities in order to encourage social and emotional development at home. Just incorporate these simple ideas into your social-distanced days.

Focusing On Your Kid's Bad Behavior Won't Help Them Reach Their True Potential: Here Are 6 Things to Do Instead

We think we see our kids’ challenging behavior and “bad” habits for what they are. But as Parents advisor Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., writes in this excerpt from his new parenting book, The Scaffold Effect, our understanding of our children can be skewed by our own flawed perceptions. Here’s how to retrain your brain and tap into your kid’s true potential.

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7 Little Ways to Improve Your Child’s Coordination

Kids need to move and they need to do it often. Here are simple ways to get your kids moving and build their coordination at the same time.

7 Reasons Why Kids Cry That Aren't Always Easy to Recognize

The tears of an older child can be tougher to decode than the wails you studied so intently in the baby phase. Here’s an inside look at the top triggers and some surprising soothing strategies.

What to Do If Your Child Loves to Eavesdrop

Eavesdropping is a common childhood habit. But there are adult conversations you don't want your kid listening to. Experts explain how to put a halt to this totally normal but not always desired behavior.