Temperament is the "How" of behavior.  Some children are easy, some are difficult, some are slow to warm up.  Parents do not always have a compatible temperament with their child.  By understanding temperament, the parent can work with the child rather than trying to change his or her inborn traits.  Good or poor fits of temperament can also affect the nurture of the child.




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Baby Steps: "Learn the Signs. Act Early."


Learn how to look for developmental milestones and what to do if you're worried about your chlid's development or think there's a problem.





Language Development


This video explains how language develops in young children


Source: The Human Spark, PBS documentary 5/8/2010



The Teen Brain


This short video describes why brain development in teens makes some teenagers act like... well... teenagers!



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