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A list of characteristics and examples of healthy children's play.  Ideas are given for ways to provide a rich play environment for young children.
A description of behaviors among children who fall into each of the different attachment security categories.  Examples and suggestions are given for each type.
Overviews both the possible benefits and associated risks of technology use.  Provides parental guidelines for software use, the internet, and video games.
Characteristics of social play are discussed to include variations in the development of social play, sociodramatic play, and play as expression of feelings.
Here are some principles regarding physical growth in children that can be helpful in understanding their physical development.
Learn how to help your child have a safe and fun summer. Prevent heat stress, protect them from the sun and insects and learn how to make outdoor play areas
Explains guidance and discipline methods for young children including limit setting,communicating limits and teaching more appropriate behavior.
Scary toys are all the rage these days, and it's not all family-friendly fright. Here are some tips for handling scary toys and the kids who play with them.
There are many ways to nurture your child's love of music and encourage his or her musical talents. Here are some tips.
Describes family and school based interventions that can reduce conduct problems and promote social and academic competence in children.
This article focuses on classic autism, PDD-NOS and Asperger syndrome, with brief descriptions of Rett syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder.
There are a variety of factors to consider when choosing between a public and private school, including teacher quality and class size, but parental
Diagnosing autism can be a long, difficult process. To help children overcome developmental delays, parents should start researching treatment options early.
To prevent substance abuse disorders and their negative consequences, we need to protect children and teens from beginning to use substances while encouraging
How much Facebook time is too much? Find out what some signs of Facebook overuse and misuse are and what you can do to help.
Summarizes the High/Scope educational approach including basic principles and goals, five essential elements of the approach and a typical daily routine.
Social studies areas are universal across cultures, however, they may be expressed differently in various societies.
Bodily/kinesthetic intelligence should be recognized and valued in early childhood curriculum. Suggestions are provided.
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