When you're in the process of adopting an infant, there are things you should know about your potential pediatrician. Start with these top queries.
Negotiate a set of fashion "dos" both you and your daughter can live with.
A new study has found that adoptees retain a subconscious knowledge of their birth language and may be able to learn the language more quickly as adults.
There's no reason to introduce pacifiers to older children who've been doing just fine without them.
Our only child is away this week. It's a first for us, 11 busy years after we triumphantly carried our daughter home from the adoption agency.
ADHD is not a male disorder, and yet "most people have the misperception that it's a disorder of hyperactive elementary school-aged boys," says Patricia Quinn, M.D., a developmental pediatrician and director of the National Center for Gender Issues and ADHD in Washington, D.C. So why are girls diagnosed so much later than boys, if at all?
As genetic testing continues to make headlines, more parents are wondering whether a simple cheek swab can teach them something about their child. We help you sort the facts from the hype.
Few adoptive mothers will tell you that nursing is easy, but almost all will say it's worth the effort.
We asked our readers, "What sleep problems did you encounter after you adopted your child, and how did you handle them?" Here's what they said.
What we record now about our child will help him or her later in the difficult teen task of forging a positive identity.
There's no one best diaper for baby. Just choose the one that suits your style.
Waking in the night is very common and can have many causes.
A child who has trouble with speech and language may actually be overwhelmed by sound. Auditory training, though controversial, may help.
If your baby or toddler isnt hitting developmental milestones, help is here—at little or no cost—thanks to Early Intervention services nationwide.
When it comes to the way kids learn, one size definitely doesnt fit all.
It can be a challenge to tear tweens away from their screens for some good old fashioned family bonding—until you try one of these activities!
Many children in foster care have delays in conscience development. A few have no conscience. It is important that parents understand conscience development and identify ways to facilitate growth in this area.
Dr. Teri James Bellis, author of When the Brain Can't Hear, is an audiologist who herself developed APD following an automobile accident. She clearly knows APD from the inside out.
The truth about vaccinations for infants, and how to protect your child.
You may want to postpone elective surgery until your child has been home for four to six months.