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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Should You Let Your Kids Watch Horror Movies?

Coping with fear can help kids become more resilient, but thrillers aren't for everyone. If you decide to let your kids watch scary movies, here's how to increase the likelihood of a positive experience.

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.

This Maryland Teacher Found the Secret to Keeping Kids Engaged During Distance Learning: Hip-Hop

Michael Doggett has teaching in his blood, but it was a newfound talent—hip-hop—that became his true calling and took his connection to students to the next level.

This Brooklyn Doctor Is Fighting for Equal Health Care for People of Color

The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately impacted Black Americans. That’s why Dr. Uché Blackstock has made it her mission to advocate for better health outcomes for people of color.

This 8-Year-Old Surprises Nurses & Doctors with Thanks During the Pandemic

Placing signs reading “Heroes Live Here” at the homes of local frontline workers was Addison Watrous Lowry’s way of spreading joy in her community.

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12-Year-Old Delivers Essential Care Packages to the Homeless and Elderly

Through his nonprofit Project I Am, Jahkil Jackson wants to prove kids can be change agents and make a difference in their communities.

These 2 Teens Step in to Care for Their 4-Year-Old Sister as Their Parents Save Lives

With a firefighter paramedic dad and an E.R. nurse mom, the pandemic could’ve easily taken a toll on the Licea family. But along with their three kids, these brave parents proved nothing can tear them apart.

5 Social and Emotional Skills to Teach Kids That Will Help Them be Kind

If you want to teach your child how to make the world better, you must first teach them how to make themselves stronger.