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Child Development

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Infant Development and Milestones

Know what milestones to expect and track your baby’s growth on the timeline. Learn all about the early milestones.


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Children and Media

Just as your child grows — intellectually, emotionally and physically — so, too, does her ability to use media. This age-specific guide is designed to help you encourage your child to use media in new and creative ways.


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How to Talk to Kids

Listen through your children’s ears and find out how much of your conversation kids really understand — and why they don’t seem to pay attention when you want them to.

Babies & Toddlers: Ages 0-2

Preschoolers: Ages 3-5

School Age: Ages 6-11


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Talking with Kids About the News

Learn how kids, from preschoolers to preteens, comprehend the news. Plus get tips on how much news to let each age see and how to discuss it.




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Talking to Kids About Health

Find out what illness or injury feels like to children from infants to teens — and what you can do to communicate effectively at every age.

Babies & Toddlers: Ages 0-2

Preschoolers: Ages 3-5

School Age: Ages 6-11

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