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Child Health Growth and Development

Child Health Record    - Online brochure on health, and growth and development issues from birth to teenage years.

Early Childhood Brain Development Project    - Descriptions of available programs for teachers and parents about early childhood brain development.

Biters: Why They Do It and What To Do About It - Children who bite can be distressing to all who are involved. Learn ways to help deal with the biting issue.

The Brazelton Institute - Focuses on the health and development of the newborn infant. Read about the Brazelton Scale, a comprehensive newborn behavioral assessment tool and view the organization's newsletter.

Care of the Premature Infant - Monitoring growth and development in the premature infant: An article from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Catch A Falling Star Child Behavioral Plans - Behavioral change packets to include behavorial plans and tools to achieve success in modifying or eliminating inappropriate behaviors in children.

Child Development Basics - Provides parents with information on physical, mental and emotional growth and development from prenatal to teenage.

Child Development Website - Tutorial with month-by-month development, developmental theorists stages of development, newsletter and chat.

Child Health Guide: Put Prevention into Practice - Guide explains preventive care for children such as checkup visits, immunizations, and tests and exams. Provides guidance on growth and developmental issues.

Development Tracker - A year-by-year guide helps you follow your child's development from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Dr. Koop: Children's Health Center - Information on childhood development, emotions and behavior: Topics include colic, autism, bed-wetting, and breast-feeding.

How Tall - Calculate future height of a child using scientific research and an on-line calculator.

Key Concepts of Early Child Development - All children progress through an identifiable sequence of physical, cognitive, and emotional growth and change. Children respond best when caregivers use specific techniques designed to encourage and stimulate progress.

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - Conducts and supports laboratory, clinical and epidemiological research on the reproductive, neurobiologic, developmental, and behavioral processes that determine and maintain the health of children, adults, families and populations.

PediaNet - Information on a wide variety of topics, including immunizations, nutrition and illness; provides a useful growth projector tool.

Playwork Is Wicked - A site designed to communicate the importance of play and imagination for children by sharing philosophical beliefs surrounding child development and the role of creative play.

Stages - Choose your child's age and pick from information about physical, social, cognitive, behavioral, sleep and nutritional issues. Provides message boards, chat and news.

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