PAULA SPENCER SCOTT
December 14, 2017
Paula Spencer Scott
Experts aren’t sure why more kids than ever have anxiety disorders, though genetics and environment both have roles.
As moms and dads, we just barely need to nudge ’em…and turn ’em loose. They know what to do next.
Imagine your child had hidden superpowers you’d somehow missed. Like, say, the ability to make your morning coffee and clean up afterward.
I’ve always hated math. I’m bad at math. I still count on my fingers and can’t tell the “more-than” symbol from the one for “less than.”
Especially between ages 3 to 5, there seems to be a “gigantic window of opportunity when kids are especially receptive to learning new words,” Enz says. They can learn up to 10 new words a day—if they’re exposed to them, she says.
Almost all kids with autism are late talkers—but not all late talkers have autism.
The biggest complaint Richard Platt hears from boys: “My mom doesn’t understand me.”What he hears from moms: “I can’t control him! I can’t talk to him!
Time out! A closer look at what’s involved in tummy time actually offers some much-needed chill about what we’re talking about here.
What’s going on?
One common thread seems to be a basic but critical social skill that many experts fear is falling by the wayside: understanding how to have a conversation.
Have we really let mom-shaming ruin the very thing playgrounds are meant to promote: a place for kids to burn off energy, work those gross motor skills, and make friends?
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