At birth, babies receive a hearing test, and then again at regular intervals during their development. It’s an important test because any impediment to hearing can obviously have a big impact on your child’s experience of the world—and early intervention can make a significant difference.
Toddlerhood pales in comparison to the teen years. Even on the worst day of tantrums, food fights, and showing you up as a generally clueless parent. So it’s best to start honing your philosophies early when it comes to the core battlegrounds of post-puberty. One of them, of course, is the taboo of tattoos. According to a recent poll, the majority of parents are anti-tat. Where do you fall?
It’s an exciting milestone—and it can seem like ages that littlies make us wait for it!
For some parents, raising their child to learn and understand two (or more!) languages may be a matter of practical necessity; for others, they may simply want to expose their offspring to more opportunities later in life through language. Whatever the good reason, myths abound about child development and being bilingual—here, experts set straight common inaccuracies.