Child Development

Look at Eva, 4 months old and standing

Look at Eva, 4 months old and standing

Both the literature and practice indicate that children can stand without support starting at around 9 months old. "But with some training, children can stand...
Can parents' tech obsessions contribute to a child's bad behavior

Can parents’ tech obsessions contribute to a child’s bad behavior?

Fatigue. Hunger. Boredom. Those are often on the list of reasons parents mention if their child whines, has tantrums or acts out. Researchers are now asking...
New modified toy car designs offer children with disabilities more options

New modified toy car designs offer children with disabilities more options

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed two new modified toy car designs for children with disabilities in an effort to encourage them to...
What Parents Should Know About Safe Swaddling

What Parents Should Know About Safe Swaddling

According to some interpretations of a University of Bristol analysis released this month in the journal Pediatrics, swaddling puts babies at a higher risk...
Touchy moms may boost ‘social brain’ in kids

Touchy moms may boost ‘social brain’ in kids

Touch is a significant factor in the social development of young children between four and six years old, research suggests. Findings from the first study...
How to make your relationship strong after a baby

How to make your relationship strong after a baby

On average, 11,636 babies are born every Valentine's Day in the United States. For two-thirds of couples, this new addition causes increased conflict and...
10 things every child with autism wishes you knew

10 things every child with autism wishes you knew

We are often quick to make judgements on what we perceive to be happening when children behave in a way that draws attention –...
Both chill moms and ‘tiger’ moms get the job done

Both chill moms and ‘tiger’ moms get the job done

In 2011, Yale law Professor Amy Chua provoked a cultural clash with a Wall Street Journal article, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” that advocated...
New test to predict severity of inflammatory bowel disease in children

New test to predict severity of inflammatory bowel disease in children

The results from a Norwegian study show that a new genetic test for characterizing intestinal microbiota may help to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
7 ways to help your kids with math homework

7 ways to help your kids with math homework

If you've ever had to help your child with math homework, you really appreciate their teachers, who do it every day. "Math anxiety" isn't...