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Study: Language Learning Changes as Babies Get Older

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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Study: Shopping Carts Pose Serious Injury Risk to Young Children

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.

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Study: Parents may be Putting Toddlers to Bed Too Early

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.

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Study Ties Spanking at Age Five to Higher Levels of Aggression in Children

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.

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New Study Addresses Toddler Privacy and Internet Safety

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 […]

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Playful Parenting Helps Raise Happier, Smarter Kids, Research Expert Says

There are few subjects that can raise emotions (and defenses) quite like parenting. Maybe that’s because parenting is hard, exhausting and sometimes comes with very few extrinsic rewards. Or maybe it’s because we’re often doubtful of our own abilities when comparing accomplishments, milestones and behaviors with other parents we know and meet, as if there’s some sort of world’s best parent award.

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Couple Finds and Cares for Boy Left Alone in Car Outside of Bar

When you think “child abduction,” bad things probably come to mind, but this weekend, the term found a whole new meaning.

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Lack of Memories in Early Childhood may Be Hampered by Rapid Brain Growth, Study Says

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.

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Florida Parents of Toddler Left in Hot Car Won’t Face Charges; Public Outraged

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.

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Varicella Vaccine Highly Effective at Preventing Chickenpox, Study Says

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.

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Tablets and Toddlers: Are They Helping or Harming Development?

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.