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“Terrible Twos” misnomer, according to research

“Terrible Twos” misnomer, according to research

The Wonder Weeks helps parents weather emotional storms . Research shows that the so-called “terrible twos” don’t need to exist when it comes to child development.

Safe Kids Worldwide and the Consumer Electronics Association Provide Tips for TV Safety

Safe Kids Worldwide and the Consumer Electronics Association Provide Tips for TV Safety

Every 45 minutes a child is rushed to the Emergency Room for injuries caused by television tip-overs. As part of a national effort, Safe Kids urges parents and caregivers to do quick checks of their homes and make sure all of their TVs are safely secured and properly placed.

Moms knowingly take risks with baby sleep safety

Moms knowingly take risks with baby sleep safety

73 percent of moms surveyed admit to placing one item or more inside their baby’s crib; 28 percent place babies to sleep on their stomach according to an American Baby and Safe Kids Worldwide survey

Archive »Young Children

Still having accidents at the age of six?

Still having accidents at the age of six?

If your son or daughter was doing well with potty training and now has starting soiling or not making it to the bathroom on time when having a bowel movement, they may have a condition called encopresis.

Sports Parent Pledge: Helping your child learn from failure

Sports Parent Pledge: Helping your child learn from failure

Not many events in life can cause more distress than witnessing your child experience failure. However, it’s important to separate yourself from your child’s failure so that you can use it as an opportunity to teach them the value of perseverance and how to deal with setbacks and losses in a positive way.

Parenting tips to help young children love to read

Parenting tips to help young children love to read

Children are energetic learners, trying to make sense of the world around them. One of the most important activities to help a child stretch his mind, especially in the early years, is reading.

Archive »Tweens & Teens

New report: U.S. teens say they are sleep-deprived and stressed

New report: U.S. teens say they are sleep-deprived and stressed

American teens say they are not getting enough sleep and they are feeling the weight of stress according to a teen-led research study of nearly 1,000 youth ages 13 to 19. The news comes as part of the Teens Take on Health report released by National 4-H Council and Molina Healthcare.

How do you know when you are done parenting?

How do you know when you are done parenting?

For many parents, when their children enter the teen years, things get more confusing. When the kids were younger it was kind of easy, or at least simpler. Keep them safe. Make sure they eat healthy. Let them know they are loved, etc…

Plugged in, tuned out: Teen distraction increases pedestrian accidents

Plugged in, tuned out: Teen distraction increases pedestrian accidents

From dating to driving to curfews, there's a lot to worry about if you have a teenager. You want to keep your child safe and likely have talked about distracted driving and avoiding texting while behind the wheel, but technology can be distracting while walking, too.

Archive »Special Needs

Study reveals one-in-four moms wonder if a special needs evaluation is needed for their child

Study reveals one-in-four moms wonder if a special needs evaluation is needed for their child

Parents magazine has revealed exclusive results from a study of moms of children with special needs and those whose children are typically developing, comparing their opinions on the health and happiness of children in their communities.

Smart technology helps doctors spot autism

Smart technology helps doctors spot autism

Someday your doctor may be able to examine your infant, notice a telltale physical characteristic and say, “Your child has autism — but we’ve caught it early, so don’t worry.” For now, that kind of autism biomarker doesn’t exist, and most autism is not discovered until a child is 4 or 5 years old, when the brain is fairly set in its ways.

Dealing with Tantrums, ABA style

Dealing with Tantrums, ABA style

We’ve all seen it. We’ve all heard it. Some of us have experienced it directly. In the grocery store. In the library. In the restaurant. The dreaded screaming, kicking, crying child. As a behavior analyst, tantrums are the number one complaint that I hear from parents.

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