Stimming, or “self-stimulatory behavior,” is something you do without meaning to, and it usually serves some purpose, like helping you regulate your emotions. A behavioral analyst explains what you need to know what stimming.
Finger to Thumb: What To Know About the Pincer Grasp
Like a gateway to a whole new world of self-sufficiency, the development of pincer grasp allows your baby to do all sorts of cool things, from self-feeding, to self-dressing, to even learning how to hold a crayon.
Why Gripe Water Isn’t the Best Answer for Your Fussy, Gassy or Colicky Baby
No one wants their baby to be miserable with gas or colic. But is gripe water the answer to their woes? Our pediatrician discusses the controversy about this supposed remedy.
A Pirate’s Guide To Parenting Styles
A licensed clinical counselor explains the difference between authoritative, permissive, authoritarian and neglectful parenting styles, and why the authoritative style might be most effective.
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Teething Doesn’t Cause Fevers — and Other Myths To Sink Your Teeth Into
Teething gets a bad rap for a lot of things. But can it really be blamed for fevers, rashes and sleepless nights? Find out.
Does Autism Run in Families?
Yes, genetics play a role in autism. But it’s much more complex than that. We spoke to a developmental pediatrician to learn more.
Teething Remedies for Your Baby’s Aching Mouth
When babies are teething, nothing feels better than some cool pressure on irritated gums. And you probably already have everything you need lying around the house. Check out these ways to soothe your teething baby.
Protection Plan: What To Do if Your Child Has a Peanut Allergy
Having a child with a peanut allergy can be scary – but it’s manageable. Following these five tips can help keep your child safe while they experience the world.
How To Treat Your Child’s Fever Naturally (and When To Let It Run Its Course)
When your child has a low-grade fever, your first instinct may be to give them an over-the-counter fever-reducing medication. But doctors actually recommend waiting to see if the fever passes. A pediatrician explains.
Picky Eater? Here’s How To Get Kids To Eat Veggies
Dinnertime turning into a nightly negotiation? If your kid is refusing their vegetables, it can be frustrating, no doubt. But it doesn’t have to be. Check out these tips from a pediatric dietitian.