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Behavior & Development

Find out which developmental milestones you can expect your baby to reach each month, why tummy time is so important, how to encourage language development and more.

Baby Things You’ll Actually Use: The First 3 Months

Baby Things You’ll Actually Use: The First 3 Months

As first-time parents, we’re told we need all kinds of stuff for our baby-to-be — lots and lots of stuff. Discover which baby things you’ll actually use during the first few months, letting all the doodads and gadgets take a back seat to the everyday essentials (at least for now).

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My Son Is One Of A Billion People With Disability. Here’s What He Taught Me.

My Son Is One Of A Billion People With Disability. Here’s What He Taught Me.

In celebration of this year’s International Day of People with Disabilities, Melanie Dimmitt, the author of Special, reflects on the challenges, joys and unexpected ordinariness of her parenting journey.

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7 Ways To Instill A Love Of Reading In Your Child

7 Ways To Instill A Love Of Reading In Your Child

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents,” said award-winning author, Emilie Buchwald, who recognized the importance of reading from a very young age.

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The Lifelong Benefits Of Having A Close Relationship With Grandparents

The Lifelong Benefits Of Having A Close Relationship With Grandparents

As Louisa May Alcott so aptly said, “Every house needs a grandmother in it.” Anyone who’s had the gift of a loving grandparent in their lives can attest to their warm, nurturing presence — and there’s research to back up the lasting benefits of this special bond.

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How To Keep Kids Safe From Common Childhood Injuries

How To Keep Kids Safe From Common Childhood Injuries

Bumps, scrapes and bruises are part of being a kid, but most serious childhood injuries can be avoided through a combination of safety measures, protective equipment, child-proofing and actively attending to your ever-curious tot.

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