While a great deal of research has gone into understanding the language skills of young toddlers, there is little known about how language skills change over time for children. The University of Missouri set out to change that with their recent study, which focused on toddlers between 18 and 36 of age.
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If you’re like most busy moms, you consider the shopping cart your very best friend while at the store. It gives you a place to put your goods AND your child. They’re especially helpful when your tot is getting sleepy or too rambunctious to handle.
Bedtime…for some parents, it’s a relaxing time to wind down before heading off to bed themselves. For others, it’s a constant battle that is stressful for both parent and child. Why is it so different from one child to the next? Melatonin may very well be the answer, researchers say.
Spanking isn’t a new concept in parenting, but is this ancient method of discipline even effective? While there are still many parents who defend their decision to use spanking as a form of behavior modification, more and more studies are suggesting that spanking, at best, is ineffective.
Few parents of toddlers think about Internet safety for their children, but in the technological age, it’s something that all parents should be thinking about. According to recent studies, children are getting online younger and younger – as young as just days old, in fact. They’re gaining access through tablet devices, smartphones and other media […]
When you think “child abduction,” bad things probably come to mind, but this weekend, the term found a whole new meaning.
Very few of us remember anything from our early childhood. And our own children will most likely forget the majority (if not all) of the events – big and small – before they reach their third or fourth birthday. But why is that? It’s something that parents and researchers have pondered for years.
Though some areas of the country are still dealing with cold temperatures, there are other parts of the country, like Florida, that are already seeing temperatures up into the 90’s and above. And it was in Florida where 23-month-old Jadiel Rosario spent eight hours, strapped into his car seat, unattended.
If you’re a parent, it’s likely that you remember having the chickenpox, or, at the very least, you know someone who has had it. But since we’ve had children, a vaccine has been made for chickenpox. Licensed for use in the United States in 1995, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended that all children receive the vaccine.
Parenting has changed drastically over the last decade. When we were children, we may have received some much coveted television time during the weekends or after school. But, for the most part, we engaged in imaginary play; we entertained ourselves with toys, books and with the great outdoors. And when we ran errands with our parents, we knew we needed to bring our own toys to avoid boredom.