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Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Developmental Milestones
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

"Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.)."

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March of Dimes Developmental Milestones for Babies
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

“No two babies are exactly alike. Your baby will develop at her own pace. Most babies reach certain milestones at similar ages. However, it's not unusual for a healthy, “normal” baby to fall behind in some areas or race ahead in others.”

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Mayo Clinic’s Infant Development: What Happens from 4 to 6 Months?
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

“From ages 4 to 6 months, your baby becomes more aware of his or her surroundings. Infant development milestones include rolling over, clapping hands and babbling.”

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Mayo Clinic’s Infant Development: Birth to 3 Months
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

“Infant development begins at birth. Consider major infant development milestones from birth to 3 months — and know what to do when something's not right.”

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Tips for Parents: Is My Baby Developing Normally?
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Most parents, at some point, wonder if their infant is healthy and developing normally compared to other babies their age.  In some circles, baby development becomes a kind of competition, where mothers and fathers brag that their child is already rolling over, eating solid foods, or has a vocabulary of more than 20 words.  These Tips for Parents will help you understand what’s normal and what to do if you suspect your infant is delayed.

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Potty Training
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Dr. Greene's website answers parents questions about potty training, and how best to help parents potty train their children.

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Potty training readiness checklist
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Use the checklist below to measure your toddler's progress toward readiness, and keep in mind that starting before your child is truly ready doesn't mean you'll finish sooner — it's more likely that the process will just end up taking longer.

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Tips for Parents: Teaching Babies Sign Language
Monday, October 05, 2009

In this Tips for Parents, learn more about teaching babies sign language so that they can communicate earlier.

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Reading Rockets Tips for Parents of Toddlers
Friday, April 03, 2009

"Being a toddler is all about action. Encourage continued language development and interest in books and reading by keeping things lively and engaging. Everyday experiences are full of opportunities to engage in conversation and develop language skills. The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child."

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Reading Rockets Tips for Parents of Babies
Friday, April 03, 2009

"It's never too early to read to your baby. As soon as your baby is born, he or she starts learning. Just by talking to, playing with, and caring for your baby every day, you help your baby develop language skills necessary to become a reader. By reading with your baby, you foster a love of books and reading right from the start. The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child."

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Ounce of Prevention
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Ounce of Prevention Fund is dedicated to ensuring that, beginning at birth, children in low-income families can overcome the challenges of poverty and enter kindergarten fully prepared to achieve.  We believe it far more cost-effective, and caring, to help at risk children and their parents build healthy foundations than to treat problems later in life.

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Potty Training: How to get the job done
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Learn when is a good time to begin potty training, tips for success, managing accidents, and when to seek medical advice.

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Video: Wanted-Creative Kids
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Understand how creativity and intelligence differ and how to measure your child's creativity.

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Video: Student Self-Esteem
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Discover why positive self-esteem is one of the best gifts you can give your child.

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Video: Born to Talk-Part 2
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Learn the factors that affect a child's learning of language.

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Video: Born to Talk-Part 1
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Understand the ways children learn language skills.

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Zero to Three
Thursday, March 20, 2008

“The Nation’s Leading Resource on the First Years of Life.”  Follow the “Parents” link to a “Parent’s A-Z” with articles on hundreds of topics, a tip of the week, FAQs, Brain Wonders (a section of the site devoted to brain development), and the national education campaign “The Magic of Everyday Moments.” It “is designed to help you and other caregivers understand and gain ideas for how to use simple, everyday moments to promote your child's social, emotional, and intellectual development.”

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What are the Indications that My Toddler Needs a Speech Therapist?
Thursday, March 20, 2008

The indications that your toddler may need to be seen by a speech therapist.  By Patrician McAleer-Hamaguchi, Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist.

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Toilet Training
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Toilet training is a developmental milestone. It cannot be rushed. Adopting an attitude that it will eventually happen "will ease parents' frustration and protect the child's sense of esteem."

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Toddlers' Speech and Talking
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

From the Berkeley Parents Network.  Resources and advice in a Q&A format.

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Toddler Milestone--Socialization
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

This article discusses when and how toddler socialization develops, what comes next, and when to be concerned.

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Speech Development in the Infant and Toddler
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

With child speech development milestones and how parents can help.

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Monday, March 17, 2008

Parenting and Child Development Fact Sheets & Bulletins with titles such as “Parenting the First Year,” and “Tackling the Bullying Issue.” All sheets are also available in Spanish.

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Preschooler Development
Monday, March 17, 2008

Learn what is normal development for toddlers, and when to be concerned.  Also in Spanish.

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ASPCA Animaland
Friday, February 29, 2008

The ASPCA's kids' site.  With tips for being responsible pet owners, a Pet of the Week, Spotlight, and News features.

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