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Getting Over Thumb-Sucking

Thumb-sucking is a completely natural act of self-soothing that many babies begin when they are still in the womb. But while an infant sucking his thumb may look sweet and innocent, a five-year-old sucking his thumb may become the object of pity or ridicule. So at what point does thumb-sucking become a bad habit? And how can you help a thumb-sucker find other ways to soothe himself? » Read more

Language Delays: Is Your Child on Track?

By Elizabeth Seward

Every parent knows that all children develop at a different pace. While some kids seem to arrive at every growth milestone at lightning speed, others simply need a bit more time to get there. This is perhaps especially true in regard to language skills. » Read more

Early Warning Signs of Autism

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the latest reports for incidence of autism in children are 1 out of every 150. Autism is a severe developmental disorder. Most autistic children look ‘normal’ in appearance but they exhibit behaviors that are puzzling in comparison to children of the same age range. » Read more

Gross! Helping Kids End Their Bad Habits

Let’s be honest: Kids do all kinds of gross things sometimes, from nose-picking to nail-biting. There may be something primal about each of these activities, but they’re generally un-hygienic and not socially welcome. That’s why the sooner you can break your kids of these bad habits, the better for them and for everyone around them. Some common bad habits include: » Read more

That’s What Friends Are For: Socializing Your Small Child

By Nancy Da Silva

For the first few years of their life, you are your child’s best friend. You’re the one they play with, talk to and depend on for all their needs. They lavish all their love and attention on you. » Read more

Is My Preschooler Too Hyperactive?

By Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

It’s perfectly normal for preschoolers to be active.  In fact, even hyperactivity isn’t necessarily a sign of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in your child.  Preschoolers are by nature always on the go, with all kinds of excess energy to burn. » Read more