Not all children experience separation anxiety. If they do, it usually only lasts for a few months. Most children start to understand the concept that you'll come back and that actually soothes them when you're out of their sight. What can you do to ease the transition?
Behavior & Development
Spina bifida might be the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States, but Abigail Branson has grown up determined not to let it slow her down in life.
Heuristic play utilizes a baby's curiosity. The term, coined by child psychologists Elinor Goldschmeid and Sonia Jackson. The word stems from the same root as eureka -- "I found it!" Put together a treasure basket and watch your baby discover and learn.
Here are some of the key findings from a recent report on what factors in the home or community environment are most likely to contribute to school readiness at age five.
Those blobs of dried up milk decorating your shirt give it away. You're the parent of a spitter! When does too much spit up signal a problem? What can you do to help your baby keep things down?
Parenting - My World
I am finding my 5 year old son regressing with some basic stuff he should be doing himself. Last night we had a 30 min fight over grapes. Yes, grapes!
There's a new method to study your baby's brain development. Would you believe that piglets in mazes are how researchers are doing it? It's true! See how piglets are paving the way for new study results.
Following some friend requests, and just aiming at sharing information in case someone finds it useful, I finally created a blog with ideas about maternity and children: games, baby science, useful purchases, travels..
Does kindergarten lead to a life of crime? According to one legislator, the answer is yes. No matter what side of the political aisle you're on, this is the kind of story that will likely leave you shaking your head.
Your baby's senses begin developing long before birth. You can keep them -- and your baby's brain -- developing by interacting, touching and talking.