Giving birth or adopting a baby is the beginning of an exciting new adventure -- but when you're in the early days of that adventure, you may feel like an anxious tourist. Parents are increasingly willing to turn to other, more experienced guides.
Ann Douglas: TTC to Teens
Your well-meaning relatives suggest a sticker chart. What they might neglect to tell you -- or might be shocked to discover themselves -- is that rewards can backfire some children.
As your baby approaches her first birthday, she will increasingly use her eyes to send you messages and to check in with you to ensure that her messages are being received.
Your three-year-old has taken to chatting it up with his new friend -- his new imaginary friend, that is. But after a couple of weeks, you begin to wonder if this is getting out of hand.
There's been a lot of buzz recently about the crucial role that iron plays in promoting healthy growth and development in babies and young children -- and for good reason.
Here are some tips that will help you to leave your work-related worries at the office, even if work happens to be a file folder's toss away from the kitchen table.
Elevated levels of a brain protein known to deplete the body of feel-good hormones like serotonin may be responsible for triggering powerful feelings of sadness in new mothers.
Parents tend to underestimate the effects of early social-emotional experiences on babies and toddlers and to overestimate the extent to which a young child can exercise self-control.
You can encourage your child's sense of wonder as he moves from age to stage by providing ongoing opportunities for discovery -- from a child just starting to walk to the cutting edge of scientific research.
Don't assume you're raising a diva just because your toddler gives you a withering stare or stomps out of the room when you ask her to pick up her toys.