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.
Though it's often hard to diagnose in young people, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry estimates that up to one-third of the 3.4 million children and teens with depression in the U.
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.