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An overview of the physical changes that take place in each stage of childhood from infancy through adolescence.
Learn about the social, emotional, physical and intellectual milestones of children in your child's age group.
You may have thought your child was social before, but you haven't seen anything yet! Second grade is the year when children truly become social creatures. They become immersed in their school lives, withdrawing from adults and forming circles of friends. For children, this is very exciting but also comes with some stress. For parents, it means that a whole new set of parenting skills need mastering. Read on to find out what happens in the social lives of second graders and how you can help your kid through this important developmental stage.
Bullying includes not only stereotype behavior such as shoving and pushing but also more subtle forms of aggression such as exclusion or rumor spreading.
This article focuses on classic autism, PDD-NOS and Asperger syndrome, with brief descriptions of Rett syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder.
This article uses adolescent development theory to provide a context for the need for parents to be involved in their teens' lives and buffer against peer
An article that discusses the social, intellectual, and personality developments that characterize adolescence.
What are some of the factors that contribute to current trends in childhood obesity? Learn more here.
Article provides good reasons why school administrators should consider the benefits of outdoor play before eliminating recess from their curriculum.
Examines the benefits of outdoor play for young children, the importance of protecting this right and the history of outdoor playgrounds.
Discusses the advancements made in the assessment of young children and the purposes for which the assessments are used.
Research shows that both heredity and the environment influence intelligence. This article delves into the details of both factors.
Did you know bullies have unhealthy romantic relationships? Experts on bullying discuss the links between bullying, sexual harassment and dating violence.
From the terrible twos on, learning how to manage your child's aggression can be tricky. With these tips, you can help eliminate preschool bullying.
What distinguishes cyberbullying from other forms of bullying? This articles discusses cyberbullying, the extent of the problem and what can be done about it.
Discusses topics focused on teen sexuality including sexual behaviors, intercourse, sexual orientations, contraceptive use, STD's, and pregnancy.
Would you allow your boy to play with guns? Should boys (or girls) be allowed to play with guns and swords at preschool? The questions are raised in a new
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