Caring for kids
at every stage in their development is the most important commitment new parents
First, you worry : Are they getting enough to eat? Sitting up, talking or walking too
late? Learning as they play?
Of course, all children are special and different. They develop at their own pace, especially during baby's first year, but reaching important milestones can help measure their progress every step of the way - as they grow, begin to walk, go through teething pain, talk, learn, and interact with others.
Next comes schooling with worries about late bloomers, learning disabilities, challenging the gifted, and nurturing curiosity or creativity in each child.
Along with the physical and intellectual growth, children need to learn emotional and social coping skills. Discipline imposed by parents needs to become self-discipline before children enter their early teen years - with all the challenges that may
Around the Web, get help online with expert child development guides, along
with a virtual library of related feature articles, by topic area here:
Health - Growth & Development - Check out a huge collection of engaging,
helpful articles ranging from a "teen years survival guide" to advice
and tips on meal preparation, food allergies, physical development & coordination,
learning, play, and sleeping & bedtime.
to Three - Covering the first three years of intellectual, emotional and
social development featuring a virtual parents' A-Z encyclopedia, weekly tips,
FAQ, printable fact sheets, links & resources.
Development - One-stop browsing for parenting tips by age group for infants,
toddlers, preschoolers, middle childhood and early teens, plus facts about developmental
screening tests, related resources for ADHD and the learning disabled.
Whole Child - Great overview from PBS covering milestones and important
developments in early childhood & toddler communications skills, plus more
on intellectual, and physical & emotional development with related FAQ, links,