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Why Babies Smile

June 15th, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
Is your baby happy to see you, or does she just have gas? Find out what your baby's smile really means.
Why Babies Smile

It’s hard not to feel overjoyed when your baby gazes adoringly into your eyes and flashes a brief, but unmistakable smile. But is she really trying to communicate her joy at seeing you, or does she simply have gas?

Helping Your Toddler Make Friends

April 10th, 2016 | By: Sydney Loney
How to teach your toddler to forge healthy first friendships
Helping Your Toddler Make Friends

Studies show that children with friends have a greater sense of well-being, higher self-esteem and fewer social problems than children without friends. Here’s how to help your child find healthy, fulfilling friendships.

Seeing in Distorted Color

April 3rd, 2016 | By: Nancy Ripton
The rates for color blindness are as high as one in 20. Here's how determine if your child is color blind, and what the implications may be.
Seeing in Distorted Color

By age four my son Bode could count to 20, recite the alphabet and read a short book, but he still couldn’t tell which square was purple in the game Candy Land. If your child knows their ABCs, but can’t detect red, green and blue there is a chance he could be color blind. Most kids will know basic colors by about age four.

Secrets for Raising Smarter Kids

March 24th, 2016 | By: Tim Seldin
Why brain boosting skills should be instilled at an early age, and how to set your child up for a lifetime of learning.
Secrets for Raising Smarter Kids

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.

How to Deal with Attention-seeking Toddlers

January 3rd, 2016 | By: Elizabeth Pantley
Does your child often demand your all of your attention? Here’s how to cope with those constant interruptions.
How to Deal with Attention-seeking Toddlers

It can be frustrating when your child constantly interrupts you, but attention-seeking is a common toddler trait. Here’s how to teach them when it’s okay to interrupt­–and how to do it politely.