Ages & Stages

Need help navigating the ever-changing and challenging years of childhood? In this Ages & Stages section, get access to age-specific tips, research and relevant news.

Find your child's age group below!

Babies

AK Baby
The annual guide for new and expectant parents

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The baby years

Ask the pediatrician
Your baby questions answered

Babies on the move
Developmental milestones - from rolling to walking and everything in between

Baby myths - busted
The pediatric pros help set it straight

Big, meet little
Preparing your child for a new baby

The big reveal
Creative ways to unveil your baby's gender

Bringing home baby
A new parent survival guide

Beginning battles in breastfeeding
Solutions for some of the most common problems

Book buzz
Build baby's library with these timeless first books

Bouncing back after baby
How to restore your pre-baby body

Capture the moment
Photographers go beyond the cheese

book buzz
Drool-worthy cloth books for babies

Focus on health: SIDS
An updated look at the causes, risks and prevention

Getting to know you
How to prepare your pets for the new baby

Good-buy, baby!
New and innovative baby products to coo about

Holiday baby survival guide
Enjoying the season with your newborn

Labor of love
Find the birth setting that's right for you

Let’s play
10 ways to help baby blossom through play

Milestones
Your growing baby

Parenting perspectives
Caring for the new mom

Sleep, baby, sleep
Tackling the sleep problems that keep your little one - and you - up at night

Soft bottoms
Considering the options in cloth diapers

Unique baby portraits
Get inspired by these creative ideas

What to expect
C-sections vs. vaginal births

Toddlers & Preschoolers

5 tips for toddler outbursts

A first-rate playdate
Please the pre-school set with panache

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The early years

Baby talk and beyond
Speech and language development in early childhood

Big, meet little
Preparing your child for a new baby

Boredom busters
Fast, easy and cheap ways to keep tots and preschoolers entertained this winter

Everyday money moments
Teach your kids about finances at every stage

Karate kids
Martial arts benefits for kids under 6

Kindergarten: Ready or not?
What can you do to help your child get ready?

Let's dance
The benefits for kids of all ages

Manners matter
Investing in etiquette reaps long-term rewards

Music to their ears
The benefits of early musical education have parents – and kids – singing its praises

Ready, set, fun!
Funnel that preschool energy into a sport - without pushing too hard

Relationships
Forming friendships from toddler to teen

Summer camps & outdoors

Taming your toddler
Tried-and-true strategies for parents

School Age

11 Laugh-out-loud books

Active after school
How the right after-school activity can help your kids - and you

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The middle years

Away camps
Preparing your child (and yourself) for sleep-away camp

Back-to-school survival guide
Getting back into the swing of school + tips for the transition years

Big, meet little
Preparing your child for a new baby

Bullying
How to take bullying out of back to school

Cool products for back to school

The Curvy Girl Club
Finding positive words to describe girls

Education
14 ways to make summer time learning fun

Everyday money moments
Teach your kids about finances at every stage

Healthy School Lunch and Snack Solutions
Back to School Means Back to Good Nutrition Basics

Let's dance
The benefits for kids of all ages

Operation buy it yourself
How to stay within your budget for a peaceful vacation

Relationships
Forming friendships from toddler to teen

Slump busters
A teacher's tips for regaining your child's momentum

Specialty camps
The best ones build skills and encourage fun

Spring safety tips

Stop the summer slide
Summer learning loss is preventable

Summer camps & outdoors

technology
How to raise a social media savvy kid

Tweens & Teens

11 Laugh-out-loud books

11 Short Classic Books for Teens

13 Reasons Our Tween Does Not Have A Cell Phone Yet

Active after school
How the right after-school activity can help your kids - and you

Anti-Bullying 101
14 Strategies to Squelch Bullying Tendencies in Your Children

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The tween & teen years

Away camps
Preparing your child (and yourself) for sleep-away camp

Back-to-school survival guide
Getting back into the swing of school + tips for the transition years

Beyond blue
Recognizing and responding to teen depression

Bullying
How to take bullying out of back to school

Bullying? Not on My Watch!
It’s (Past) Time for a Cultural Revolution

Cool camps for too-cool tweens & teens
Helping older kids rediscover the fun in summer camp

Cool products for back to school

The Curvy Girl Club
Finding positive words to describe girls

Everyday money moments
Teach your kids about finances at every stage

Great grad gifts

The Financial Conversation You Need to Have with Your Kids Before They Leave for College

Let's dance
The benefits for kids of all ages

Operation buy it yourself
How to stay within your budget for a peaceful vacation

Relationships
Forming friendships from toddler to teen

Slump busters
A teacher's tips for regaining your child's momentum

Specialty camps
The best ones build skills and encourage fun

Spring safety tips

Stop the summer slide
Summer learning loss is preventable

Summer camps & outdoors

technology
How to raise a social media savvy kid