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Adventures in Parenting

This booklet offers strategies on parenting practices that are based on scientific research that can be used by parents and guardians of children of any age. It also includes stories of how some pare... Details >

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health

Bonding and Attachment in Maltreated Children: Consequences of Emotional Neglect in Childhood  External Link

Also available in: Spanish   External Link

The most important property of humankind is the capacity to form and maintain relationships. Human relationships take many forms but the most intense, most pleasurable and most painful are those relat... Details >

ChildTrauma Academy  External Link

Breathing Problems during Sleep May Affect Mental Development in Infants and Young Children

Children who have problems breathing during sleep tend to score lower on tests of mental development and intelligence than do other children their age, according to two studies funded by the National ... Details >

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health

Child and Youth Services – Haworth Press, Inc.  External Link

Child and Youth Services is a unique journal devoted exclusively to the development and treatment of children and adolescents. The information found in this journal is designed to further the academic... Details >

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Children and Violence: Signs and Symptoms  External Link

Children communicate their distress in many different ways. Often the way in which children express their distress is closely linked to their stage of development. This fact sheet provides general gui... Details >

National Center for Children Exposed to Violence  External Link

Children’s Growth Abnormalities – An Overview  External Link

It is often said that maintaining a normal growth pattern is nature's lab test for good health. Growth is influenced by many factors such as heredity, genetic or congenital, illness and medications, n... Details >

MAGIC Foundation for Children's Growth  External Link

Developmental Problems in Children  External Link

A child with delayed development may not show behaviors and abilities that are typical of the child’s age.... Details >

American Occupational Therapy Association  External Link

Developmental Screening

Developmental screening is a procedure designed to identify children who should receive more intensive assessment or diagnosis, for potential developmental delays. It can allow for earlier detection o... Details >

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Help Your Child to Better Handwriting  External Link

Occupational therapists can evaluate the underlying components that support a student's handwriting, such as muscle strength, endurance, coordination, and motor control.... Details >

American Occupational Therapy Association  External Link

Helping Your Child Series - U.S. Department of Education

Also available in: Spanish 

The Helping Your Child publication series aims to provide parents with the tools and information necessary to help their children succeed in school and life. These booklets feature practical lessons a... Details >

U.S. Department of Education