As a musician, music educator and researcher, parents often ask me when they should begin introducing their children to music. As with most easy questions, there's an easy answer that is incomplete and a more nuanced answer that is correct. Th...You should begin age-appropriate music “lessons” soon after birth, or maybe even before birth.
Let your child chew on a teething ring. Credit: Getty Images The average adult has 32 teeth, but first come the primary teeth -- sometimes called milk teeth. And, believe us, you're going to spend a lot of tim...Believe us, you're going to spend a lot of time feeling around your baby's mouth to see if there's a tooth coming in.
Teaching kids proper manners starts at home. Credit: Philip Lim, AFP/Getty Images We all want our kids to be polite people who treat others well, but young children are a fairly self-focused bunch, more interested in what they want tha...Teaching kids proper manners starts at home.
"A yawn is quite catching, you see, like a a cough. It just takes one yawn to start other yawns off." -- "Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book" Dr. Seuss was right. Almost. Yawns can be contagious, but children with autism, it seems, don't start yawning ju...A new study, published in the latest issue of the journal Child Development, suggests autistic kids are too busy following the beat of their own drummer to get caught up in other people's yawning.
Imaging shows compromised white matter (blue area) in poor readers, left; increase in structural integrity (red/yellow) among poor readers who received instruction, center; and after instruction, previously poor readers had the same structural inte...
Are some cases of ADHD caused by exposure to cigarette smoke before birth? Credit: Paraschiv Alexandru, Flickr. German scientists have found evidence of a link between exposure to tobacco smoke during early development and abnormal behavioral ...
A Case for the Distractible Toddler: Psychologists Suggest Parents Should Wait to Teach Toddlers Self-ControlResearchers are posing new questions about toddler brain development. Credit: debaird, Flickr Toddlers can be maddeningly distractible, but should we really be trying to teach them self-control? University of Pennsylvani...
Does your pediatrician ever discuss your child's manners with you? My son, who is 21 months, has not been the subject of such a discussion but will be soon. He is nearly two, prime time to really start teaching him some manners; up to now we've been ...
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