Child Development

Selected sites for popular topics

Below we list one highly recommended site for several of our most popular topics. See the list on the left for a complete listing of topics. Click on a topic for a list of several sites.


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The Safe and Responsive Schools Project aims at school safety and violence prevention through comprehensive planning, parent and community involvement, and more. Anger management techniques for kids are provided, along with a variety of publications, a web forum, and other resources.

The American Academy of Pediatrics provides a comprehensive timetable of when a child is expected to reach developmental milestones. Areas addressed include hand and body movement, language, social, and emotional milestones.

An extensive library of articles provides information on the human brain, including infant brain development and brain development across the lifespan. Early brain development in children, how the brain functions, and language and the brain are covered. Offers online courses, brain basics and facts, book reviews, conference updates, and brain teasers as additional sources of information on the human brain.

The SUNY Stony Brook Attachment Lab and the New York Attachment Consortium are a group of developmental and clinical psychologists and psychiatrists working to advance attachment theory and research. This site compiles their research on such topics as attachment theory and child development, attachment assessment, parent-child interaction, and mechanisms of stability and change.

Provides current research and articles on attachment theory and child development including reactive attachment disorder and the symptoms of attachment disorder. Also covers other child-related topics such as thumb sucking, school issues, social development, mental health and medications

NDSU Extension Service offers information on attachment in young children in their "Bright Beginnings" series, as well as a wealth of other information related to family, child development, and parenting. Publications are concise and reader-friendly.

Includes another comprehensive list of the stages of child development. Describes baby milestones and infant milestones form birth to five years of age. Also provides information on developmental delay and what parents can do to augment their child’s development.