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Neurodiversity

An Autism Meltdown Is Nothing Like a Temper Tantrum — Here’s Why

BySuzie Glassman

You definitely shouldn't react to them the same way.

Child Development

Your Kid’s Brain Development In The First 1,000 Days: A Cheat Sheet

ByMelaina Juntti

The brain develops faster through the first 1,000 days of life than at any other time. Here's what you need to know.

Friendship

How Do Kids Learn To Make Friends? They Look To Dad

ByRoss D. Parke

By teaching them how to play and offering a particular kind of emotional and social support, dads are crucial to pave the way for kids’ friendships — if we let them. 

Weird Science

9 Scientific Reasons Why Baby Teeth Are Weird As Hell

ByLauren Vinopal

Baby teeth are as small and strange as the children who wield them.

Catching Zzz's

How Much Sleep Do Babies, Toddlers, And Kids Need?

ByJulia Savacool

Follow these age-based guidelines to make sure your kids are getting enough sleep.

Child Development

Why Don’t Babies Like Grass? Their Nervous Systems Aren’t Ready.

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Imagine for a moment that you were incredibly high and had never seen grass before. How would you feel about the front lawn?

Marijuana

Smoking Weed While Pregnant May Give Your Child Anxiety, Study Shows

ByEthan Freedman

Kids exposed to weed during pregnancy experienced more anxiety-related issues.

Social Studies

8 Common Mistakes Parents Make When Talking About Their Child’s Education

ByVirginia Pelley

According to educators and counselors, this is what parents should keep in mind when talking about their child’s schooling.

Social Studies

8 Time Management Tips For Parents To Get Kids On A New Schedule

ByAdam Bulger

Whether your kids are getting ready to begin school or simply starting a new routine, these tips can help them — and you — develop good lifelong habits.

Child Development

Science Explains Why Kids That Play Well Thrive

ByVirginia Pelley

For kids, play is a state of being. For parents, it’s an investment in time and money. Science explains how all that time on the playground brings lifelong dividends.

Neurodiversity

3 Factors That Decidedly Do Not Cause Autism

ByRachel Crowell

Autism rates are increasing. Experts are scrambling to entirely understand why. What they do know so far is what doesn’t cause autism.

Good Eats

When Can Babies Eat Eggs? A Pediatrician Explains

BySara Novak

Although rare, be ready for an allergic reaction.

Developmental Milestones

The Only 30-Month Milestones That Matter

ByChristian Dashiell

It's less about potty training and more about independence.

Developmental Milestones

The Only Two-Year Milestones That Matter

ByPatrick A. Coleman

At 2-years-old, developmental milestones are even less pegged to specific abilities and more directed at behaviors that display a range of cognitive and physical accomplishments.

Developmental Milestones

The Only 18-Month Milestones That Matter

ByPatrick A. Coleman

By 18 months, developmental milestones may seem to be a thing of the past. They're still there, just few and far between. Here are the ones to keep an eye out for.

Developmental Milestones

The Only 12-Month Milestones That Matter

ByPatrick A. Coleman

By a child’s first birthday, developmental milestones slow down drastically. But the ones they hit are big — and matter.