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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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.

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.

How to Help Your Kid Emotionally Recover This Summer

Your kids have been through a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Wise words from a few experts will help you help them emerge stronger than ever.
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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.

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.