Toddlers

Have you ever noticed that, when you talk to a baby, your gut reaction is to slow your speech and use a high-pitched voice? This is something that doctors call “infant-directed speech,” or more commonly, “baby talk.” And it’s totally natural. What We Mean by “Baby...

If you’re an expectant parent, you’ve probably gone to multiple prenatal visits with your OBGYN. But today, we’re talking about another kind of prenatal visit—the one with your child’s future pediatrician. When to Start Looking for a Pediatrician You really don’t need to worry about looking until...

Kate Middleton really summed up parenthood when she said, “Nothing can really prepare you for the sheer, overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother. It’s full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love, and worry, all mixed together.” Back in March, the Duchess...

Nightmares are no fun for anyone. A lot of children experience nightmares, and most will eventually grow out of them. But what can you do about them in the meantime? Well, it depends on whether your child is experiencing nightmares or night terrors. Let’s talk...

A recent study found that self-esteem is developed much earlier than we previously thought—in fact, they found that the sense of self-confidence in five-year-olds was as strong as in adults. While self-esteem levels can fluctuate over the years, it’s important to realize that our children...

Did you know that crawling isn’t a major baby milestone? In fact, some babies never crawl at all, and that’s totally okay. While crawling isn’t a necessary milestone for your baby’s development, there are other physical and verbal milestones that they should be reaching. Walking the...

In the final chapter of our “Secrets of Parenthood” series, we’re talking about teenagers. But before we go there, let’s start by talking about two things: hormones and the brain. Hormones are often the scapegoat for irrational teenage behavior, but how much are hormones to blame?...