Child Development And Parenting: Early Childhood

Introduction- Development During Early Childhood

This topic center covers parenting and child development of preschool children (early childhood aged 3 to 7. For a complete review of the theories of child development upon which this article is based, please visit our Child and Adolescent Development topic center. For coverage of child development and parenting topics applicable to infant children (ages 0-2) please visit our Infant Parenting and Child Development topic center. For information on parenting and child development of middle childhood children (ages 8 to 11), please visit our Middle Childhood Parenting and Development center. For information on parenting adolescents (ages 12-24), please visit our Child Development Theory: Adolescence topic center.

Child Development and Parenting: Early Childhood — In The News
Don't Delay School for Summer-Born or Premature Kids: Study Mar 9, 2015

MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying the start of school for a year for children with summer birthdays or those born prematurely may lead to worse academic performance later, new British research suggests. "Our study shows that delaying school entry has no effect on Year 1 teacher... Read More


Health Tip: Teach Children About Dental Hygiene Mar 6, 2015

(HealthDay News) -- Since tooth brushing and flossing are lifelong necessities, teach children properly at a young age and make brushing and flossing a positive experience. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests you: Choose a toothbrush with soft bristles designed for young children. Look for one with a thick handle... Read More


14 Percent of Toddlers May Be Drinking Coffee Mar 4, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although they may just be learning how to say the word coffee, about one in seven 2-year-olds in Boston drinks the caffeinated beverage, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed information from 315 mothers and their babies. They discovered that 14 percent of 2-year-olds... Read More


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Each year a certain number of children feel anxious or depressed about returning to school. Many children worry about making friends in school. They fear rejection and isolation. This is... Read More


Children And Their Need For Sleep Aug 23, 2013

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