Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships
The speedy physical and psychological changes that children undergo from birth through adolescence often leave parents wondering how best to care for them at each stage. PT's experts weigh in on such topics as birth order, gender and the effects of parental behavior on child development.
Young children need 10 to 11 hours of sleep, experts say. Problems with little ones and sleep often occur when early bedtimes are not strictly enforced. And children with ADHD often suffer from sleep problems.
From talking and reading to infants to making values clear (best done in conversations around the dinner table), parents exert enormous influence over their children's development. They are, however, not the only influences, especially after children enter school.