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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How to Raise a Kid With Ambition

So you inherited your parents’ work ethic and want to pass on the same motivation to the next generation? Experts explain how you can teach it to your children.
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A Guide to Predicting Height for Kids Ages 3 to 10

In the years between toddler and tween, kids don't often experience growth spurts. Here's what to expect instead.
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When Do Boys Stop Growing?

The age when your son stops growing has a lot to do with when he starts puberty and whether or not he's a late bloomer. Experts explain what to expect, plus a few common height prediction methods doctors use.
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When Do Girls Stop Growing?

The age when your daughter stops growing in height depends on what age she was when she got her first period. Experts explain what to expect, plus a few common height prediction methods doctors use.
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Childhood Amnesia: Here's Why Your Child Can't Remember Being a Baby

Most adults cannot remember anything before their third birthday. That's because of childhood amnesia. But experts explain why you should still focus on making memories with your young kids, even if you'll be the only one who remembers them.
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I Thought My Child Was Just Misbehaving But It Was Really Oppositional Defiant Disorder

When a child is angry, irritable, argumentative, defiant, or vindictive for at least six months, they may receive a diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
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25 Manners Kids Should Know

Need an etiquette refresher? Helping your child master this list of good manners will get him noticed — for all the right reasons.
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12 Milestones You Shouldn't Overlook

Many of the events in your child’s life don’t feel so eventful—but they’re important signs of the growth that’s taking place right under your nose. 
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How to Host a 'Sleep-Under' for Your Kid's Next Party

When your child longs for an overnight experience but isn’t quite ready for it, celebrate with a faux slumber party instead.