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

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  • 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.

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  • Benefits of Infant Massage

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  • Preparing Your Little One for the Separation While You Birth the New Baby

    Many women worry about leaving their older child when they go to the hospital to give birth to their baby. It doesn't help that labor is by definition unpredictable in both timing and length, making it even harder to prepare a child who is often little more than a baby himself.

  • Why Boredom is Good for Your Kids

    Makes you feel put on the spot, right? Most of us respond to our kids' boredom by providing technological entertainment or structured activities. But unstructured time challenges kids to engage with themselves and the world, to imagine and invent and create.

  • 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.

  • Does Baby Einstein Actually Lower IQ?

    Although sophisticated advertising claims the DVDs teach babies to understand and speak earlier, no independent research has supported this claim. Recently, however, a University of Washington study of 8- to 16-month-old babies reported that the babies who watched baby DVDs understood FEWER words than those who did not watch them.

  • Managing the Work-Family Dilemma

    Working mothers are not all the same. Why then are 16 million working mothers treated as one undifferentiated group?

  • 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

  • Gameplan for Mothering Your Newborn

    Welcome to Planet Parenthood, where the sleep is scarce but the love will blow you away. Your newborn may seem to be mostly eating and sleeping, but he or she is actually tackling some complicated developmental tasks: