Friendship

When does friendship begin to matter for toddlers and preschoolers? Learn when and how little ones make friends and how you can support these budding relationships. Here you'll find everything you need to know about parallel play, planning play dates, and managing arguments.

4 Ways to Help Your Child Bond With Playmates Who Have Special Needs

It’s not about pity or charity. When a child finds common ground with a peer who has special needs, the payoff is powerful—for both kids.
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10 Games a Big Sibling Can Play With a Baby

Get your baby and big kid off to a happy start with this age-by-age guide to games they can enjoy together.
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Bittersweet Photo Shows Unbreakable Bond Between Boy and Baby Brother Suffering From Cancer

This big brother comforting his little brother, who has been diagnosed with a malignant tumor, is a bittersweet example of the unbreakable bond between siblings.
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3 Tips to Navigate Your Kid's First Friendships

Relationships may seem rocky at the preschool age, but you can help your child build strong and healthy bonds along the way.
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3 Ways to Raise a Caring Toddler

Your child is learning to read other people’s feelings. Teach her the right way to respond.
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12 Tips for Raising an Only Child

Having an only child gives you a mature, diligent, and conscientious little perfectionist—but it also comes with some tough parenting moments. Here are our top tips for raising an only child. 
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Your Complete Guide to Playdates

Kids like to hang out with their pals. Parents need a break. Hello, playdates! If things go well, they can be a blast for everyone. They're also one of the key ways your child learns how to get along with others. For both hosts and guests, get your protocol down pat.
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Ever Wonder What Your Child's Imaginary Friend Looks Like? Then You Have to See These Photos

Two moms and artists create stunning photos featuring the creatures of their children's imagination.