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Secrets for Raising Smarter Kids

Why brain boosting skills should be instilled at an early age, and how to set your child up for a lifetime of learning.

by: Tim Seldin

Children are born with marvelous imaginations and a keen desire to explore the world–here's how you can help them hone those skills, boost brain development and set your child up for a lifetime of successful learning.

Playing Nice

How to cope with your child’s aggressive behavior and deal with hitting, kicking, biting and hair pulling.

by: Elizabeth Pantley

Children resort to aggressive behaviors because of a lack of wisdom and self-control–it is not a sign that they are hateful or mean. Here's how to teach your child to handle his frustration and anger in appropriate ways.

Temper Tantrums By Age – How to Deal

A temper tantrum can mean something different depending on your child’s age. Here’s how to decode the reasons behind the screaming and calm your child down.

by: Nancy Ripton

Acting out at age one can be very different from the screaming sessions that occur a year later. Here's how to handle temper tantrums at all ages:

Stages of Baby Development

Knowing when your child is most ready to learn key skills can help you play an important role in her development.

by: Nancy Ripton

While it's fun to track the stages of baby development (see baby development chart at end of this article), you shouldn't obsess if your child is a week or two late in getting to one. "A baby development chart is based on averages and should be used as a general guide," says Pam Schiller, an early childhood consultant. Baby milestones are there to raise awareness about your baby's development. The most important thin in monitoring your baby's development are "windows of opportunity," which are the periods of time when your child is most ready to acquire certain skills.

Decoding Baby Talk

Here's what your baby is trying to tell you

by: Nancy Ripton

What new mom hasn’t wished her baby could just tell her what she needs? Well, it turns out your baby can talk. The problem is, you just don’t understand her language. Here's how to decode baby talk and learn to communicate with your babyl

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