Ages & Stages
Children begin developing speech as an infant. By 6 months, babies coo and play with their voices by producing sounds such as "oo," "uh," "mm," "da," and "goo." As time goes on, your child will produce a variety of age-appropriate sounds and word shapes. Single words will be combined into two- and three-word phrases, and eventually into sentences and ongoing conversation. ...Read more 0
Setting — and holding — limits as parents is essential. Limits help kids feel safe; boundaries give them a sense of security and predictability which, in turn, can make parenting easier. Learn a few guidelines that will make setting limits easier. ...Read more 0
On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner talks with Emma Crockett Robinson and her mother, Tamara Crockett, about their experiences with social media, as documented in the film "Social Animals." Emma shares how her struggles with social media affected her, while Tamara discusses warning signs and shares her advice for parents regarding social media. ...Read more 0
Experts recommend you read to your child as often as you can and that you strive to have at least one scheduled reading time each day. Choosing regular times to read (especially before naps and bedtime) is a way to help your child learn to sit with a book and relax. Of course, you can read anytime your child seems in the mood. Find reading tips to make the experience enjoyable for both parent and child. ...Read more 0
Thumb sucking is a form of self-soothing that can help a child cope with stressful situations and feel secure and happy. However, parents should be concerned about thumb sucking if the behavior continues beyond a child’s fifth birthday. Find expert advice and ways to help your child break the habit. ...Read more 0
Participating in an after school activity can help children learn a new skill or fuel an interest. Extra-curricular activities play a big part in developing a child’s identity and serve...
Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions, prolongations, or abnormal stoppages of sounds and syllables. FACEtime is a program designed for older children and young teens who stutter and want to communicate more fluently and confidently. ...Read more 0