Does supporting children's pro-social competencies put them at a disadvantage?
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.
Sports are more than just fun and games. From schoolyard chants to Super Bowl championships, playful competition finds its way into nearly all aspects of culture. Fighting to win draws on cooperation, concentration, coordination, and creativity—things worth striving for in their own right.