Development

Learn about behaviors, first friends, language, manners, delays, and more with these developmental touchstones. Our month-by-month guide prepares you every step of the way.

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Parenting a Child With a Speech Delay Can Be Lonely

My 4-year-old has a speech delay and is behind the rest of his classmates. I hate to admit how difficult it's been on me. But after talking to my son's doctor, I realize there's no reason to push him to catch up.
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Meditation for Kids: A Beginner's Guide

Meditation can help kids read and respond to internal signals of stress before their developing brains and bodies give in to a full-blown tantrum. The key is intuiting what your child needs to come back into balance and giving him or her the tools to practice.
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I'm a Mom With a Ph.D. in Reading: Here's How I Get My Kids to Love Books

Getting kids to read and love reading are two different things. I spent years doing reading research while parenting three young kids, and here's what I learned about helping them love to read.
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I Felt Guilty for Not Teaching My Daughter to Read Before Kindergarten, But Turns Out I Didn't Have To

I was ready to send my daughter off to kindergarten, but the fact I never taught her to read was making me feel like I failed her. It wasn't until my first parent-teacher conference that I changed my mind.
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Why Chores Matter

By giving your kids chores from the time they are little, they’ll grow up wanting to pitch in. Just don’t expect it to make less work for you—at least at first.