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Manners, Morals, and Civility

Learning to use manners and to behave politely are life skills that children can cultivate while they are young.... [more]

School, Teachers, Older Adoptees and New Parents 101

Dealing with the challenges and joys of instant parenthood, parents should always be patient and forgiving toward themselves.... [more]

Steps and Stages: Five-Year-Olds

Information about 5 year olds.... [more]

Toilet Learning

Research shows that as toddlers are an active part of the toilet training process, the experience is more enjoyable and rewarding.... [more]

Identifying, Understanding and Helping Your Child With Adoption Issues During Middle-Childhood - Par

With a basic understanding of how the typical child grows and develops, parents are better able to recognize when the child may be a little off course, and therefore can be available to provide what the child needs.... [more]

Baby Talk - "It's Perfect!"

Communicating with infants on their own level is very important in child development and in language learning.... [more]

Youth in a Difficult World

NIMH has made research on diagnosis, early intervention, and treatment of children an absolute priority.... [more]

Adult and Family Literacy: Current Research and Future Directions - A Workshop Summary

Family literacy services that provide parents with the knowledge and skills they need to support their children's literacy development as well as their own.... [more]

Returning To China With Your Adopted Child...Part 1

Author discusses returning to the internationally adopted child's country of birth and gives experiences.... [more]

Returning To China With Your Adopted Child...Part 2

Author continues her discussion of returning to the child's country of birth.... [more]

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