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Boys and Guns: When Boys' Games Get Aggressive

 No matter how they are raised or what situations they are exposed to, young boys seem to have an almost universal interest in gun play. Even boys who grow up in the most anti-gun households – or boys who grow up surrounded by their sisters’ toys – are drawn to shoot-em-up games. » Read more

Baby Geniuses: The Top Ten Educational Games For Your Toddler

By Nancy Da Silva

Have you ever seen a toddler open a present and be more enraptured by the packaging the toy came in then the actual toy itself? You’ll be talking with friends and family and look over at your toddler and notice that he’s playing with the box that expensive toy came in, instead of the toy. What does this tell us? » Read more

Best Friends Or Bitter Enemies: Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

By Nancy Da Silva

When you bring your first child home from the hospital, the whole family is abuzz with joy and anticipation. The first smile, first word, first step are all milestones that make your baby the center of attention. He revels in learning exactly what it will take to make his parents light up and shower him with affection. » Read more

Improve Your Toddler’s Gross Motor Skills

By Maria T. Pepin

Gross motor skills refer to the development and strengthening of the large muscles in the body. For example: movements required for head control, rolling over, sitting up, crawling, standing and walking. Toddlers learn new gross motor skills by practicing until a skill is mastered. » Read more

Get Your Toddler to Cooperate

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Kid Cooperation

Toddlers and preschoolers require finesse to gain their cooperation, because they have not yet reached the age at which they can see and understand the whole picture, so simply explaining what you want doesn’t always work. » Read more

7 Great Activities to Improve Your Toddler's Vocabulary

By Nancy Da Silva

For the first few years of their lives you’ve become attuned to every single nuance of your baby’s cries. You know which cry means they’re hungry, which means they need to be changed and which means they are in pain or uncomfortable. » Read more