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Should I be worried about my 6-month-old not yet rolling over?

My little one is 6 months old, but isn’t showing any sign of rolling over. However, he is sitting up on his own. I know all babies learn things at different rates, but I want to know if I should be ...
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At what age do children usually learn to write alphabets?

My son is 3.5 years old and attends kindergarten. He is one of the youngest in his class. He has not been showing any interest in writing alphabets and quickly loses focus. His teacher has told us to ...
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14 month old walking but not standing up on his own

My 14 month old son will walk, and even sometimes run, but when he is sitting or falls, for some reason he can't (or won't) stand up on his own. Is there a way I can encourage him to learn this vital ...
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One week old lifts and turns head

My grand daughter is a week old and already can lift her head off her mattress or your shoulder and turn it the other way. Is this advanced?
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When can I expect an infant to be willing to stand?

I'm worried about my granddaughter who is 3.5 months. She is not even wanting to use her legs to stand up when we try to make her stand. But I can see when she's laying down she moves her legs, and ...
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When is it normal for a child to start walking?

My child is twelve months going on thirteen, but cannot walk. However, he started mimicking sounds as early as 8 months and can now speak fairly understandable words. Could there be problems with his ...
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For developmental milestones, should the age of my preemie son be measured from his birth date or due date?

Our son was born on November 21st, but due on December 22nd. So should we expect him to hit a 3 month milestone when he is actually 4 months old?
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How to approach the mother of the twin toddlers I babysit about their seeming developmental delay?

I'm a mother of three grown sons and have been a nanny to dozens of children. Last year I started babysitting 3 week old twins. They were only 2 weeks early, but their development is significantly ...
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At what point are children developmentally able to understand long periods of time?

I know that every kid hits milestones at different times, and there's no real "right" age, but roughly when should by son (now 4) start to really understand things like "next month"? He kind of, sort ...
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Why do toddlers hide while having a bowel movement?

I have noticed that at a certain point (some) children seek solitude to poop. It seems to happen overnight- one day the child is perfectly content filling his diaper in the living room, surrounded by ...
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At what age does a baby recognize themself in a mirror?

I'm trying to determine when it is possible that a baby is aware that they are one of the people in the mirror, and whether it's the same time that they realize that the other person is a reflection, ...
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How to evaluate social/emotional development?

I know there are many books on evaluating academic success and deficits, but how do you evaluate social/emotional learning? Are there studies to help with this? What milestones should a parent look ...