Physical Development

Is your kid's physical development on track? Here's what you need to know about health, diet and nutrition, physical activity, and more.

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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How to Know If Your Child Is Left or Right Handed

Learn the signs to look out for between the ages of 3-4 that can signal which hand is dominant.
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How a Marathoner Reacted to Her Daughter Saying She Hated Her 'Big Thighs'

High-profile runner, Dorothy Beal shares her concern about how hearing negative body-talk can impact other women's self-esteem.
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More Physical Development

The Year Ahead: Age 4

There's plenty to get excited about this year (preschool!). Find out what lies in store as your child turns four.
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When Your Child Is Skinny

At a time when one in three kids weighs too much, an inability to pack on pounds might seem like a minor issue. But some slender children have health concerns of their own.
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David Beckham Is Every Proud Parent Whose Child Just Learned to Ride a Bike

Those little milestones never cease to make us parents soooo proud. And maybe a little emotional.