Behavior & Development Blogs

  • Sour Grapes

    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!

  • Piglets in Mazes Used to Study Baby Brain Development

    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.

  • Beyond Pink vs Blue

    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 pu

  • Kindergarten Leads to Higher Crime Rates

    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.

  • Benefits of Infant Massage

    Hello all readers/bloggers.

  • Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day!

    The United Nations has officially recognized March 21st as World Down Syndrome Day! For those with Down syndrome and the families who love them, it's a hard fought and much celebrated victory.

  • US Study Shows Babies Understand Words at Six Months

    New study confirms that babies aged between six and nine months can understand the meaning of common words before they can even speak them!

  • Autism Can Be Diagnosed at 6 Months

    A new study has confirmed prior studies showing that signs of autism can be detected in babies as young as 6 months of age.

  • The Toadies Announced

    The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood announced the winner of the 2011 TOADY (Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young Children) Award!

  • Is Kourtney Kardashian Strange for Co-Sleeping with Her Toddler?

    On the premiere of "Kourtney & Kim Take New York" Sunday night, it was revealed that Kourtney co-sleeps with her toddler, Mason (who is just adorable), while her baby daddy sleeps in another room. This is not so unusual, nor, do we think, such a crazy thing.

  • Is Kourtney Kardashian Strange for Co-Sleeping with Her Toddler?

    On the premiere of "Kourtney & Kim Take New York" Sunday night, it was revealed that Kourtney co-sleeps with her toddler, Mason (who is just adorable), while her baby daddy sleeps in another room. This is not so unusual, nor, do we think, such a crazy thing.

  • Piglets in Mazes Used to Study Baby Brain Development

    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.

  • Timeouts Can Cause Misbehavior

    Most parents nowadays try not to use physical punishment. Many have been advised instead to use timeouts to "calm" kids down and correct bad behavior. But any child can explain to you that timeouts are still punishment. And we all know that sending a kid to a timeout it is not the best way to calm him!

  • Cerebral Palsy Risks and Steps for unknown

    Just posted some information on setting up a Home and Hospital Teaching Program for your child. My child Danielle has severe cerebral palsy, and attending traditional school was not an option for her physically. I was able to meet with her teachers, nurses, and school to create an in home program to fit her needs.

  • Sour Grapes

    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!

  • Help Your Toddler Develop Social Skills

    One of the most important tasks in parenting toddlers is helping them learn to manage their emotions, which is the foundation of interpersonal relationships. This skill set is more critical to their happiness in life than school performance or any of our other conventional measures.

  • 12 months to the day!!

    well it's 12 months almost to the day that I managed to get myself and my 2 children out of a very nasty lifestyle. The father of my 2 very lovely children was abusive to me for 8 years. Although not always physically abusive he tormented me mentally and was verbally abusive, emotionally abusive and controlling. I had to ask for money to get things for the kids, which I did not always get either.

  • Increase your child's IQ: Instill a love of reading

    Forget Baby Einstein. The single best way to increase your child's IQ is to read to her. Does she read every evening, not because it's assigned, but just for fun? Some kids do, and those are the ones who do better academically every step of the way.

  • Foster Your Child's Creativity

    We can't give kids talent, but we can train the eye, ear and mind, and we can help our children gain access to a creative way of seeing. We can also help them develop the concentration, competence, perseverance, and optimism necessary to succeed in creative pursuits. How?

  • Annie's Boys: What is Wrong

    Andrew doesn't relate as well to those around him as most kids his age. He seems to listen to what you say, but his behavior doesn't demonstrate any comprehension. He isn't a rebellious or disobedient kid, it is as if my words don't mean the same to him as to me.