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Child Development

Girl looking up at growth chart measuring height.

Girls develop faster than boys, but when do girls reach their max height? Turns out, it's dependent on the age they get their first...

Nine month old Grace sitting on grass

You may still consider them babies, but by 9 months, children have a distinct personality displaying a wide-range of emotions and budding independence. You’re...

Infant crying on grass holding a flower

Your 7-14 month old infant expresses a wide-range of emotions as a normal part of social-emotional development including joy, attachment, separation anxiety, and even...

Amazon boxes sculpture art of child hugging mother

All children go through temporary periods of separation anxiety which usually peaks between 10-18 months of age and then fades by 2 ½ years...

Toddler with hands on face looking worried

Dealing with separation anxiety in a positive manner helps build a sense of trust and safety with your child . Your teaching them that...

Clay sculpture of an elephant made by a preschooler

Help children establish a healthy, shame-free attitude about their bodies. Start simple by using appropriate names for body parts, rather than approaching the issue...

Polar Bear Playing with Red Ballvideo

Founder of the National Institute for Play and a pioneer of play research, Dr Stuart Brown advocates that play is critical for humans of all...

Toddler running through grass

Your toddler is expressing new emotions and behaviors – using grabby hands and quick legs, as his motor behavior peaks at around 18 months...

The Toddler Creed Poem by Dr Burton White

Every toddler has two favorite words: "No" and "Mine." Watching your little one claim every train, grab another child's blankie, and break down in...

Toddler grabbing toy

It’s perfectly normal if your two year old isn't sharing with others. Children are simply not developmentally ready to share until around age three....