Your older child loved her veggies from the day she could chew. Your younger one thinks vegetables are none of his business. One friend tells you it's a power struggle, another says he'll grow out of it; your pediatrician says it's not an option. All...

When your toddler turns into Speedy Gonzalez, he's flexing his muscles -- literally. "Running falls under the developmental domain of gross motor," says Sara Hamel, M.D., a behavioral and developmental pediatrician at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. This type of development is a huge leap...

Our Power Food this week is Eggplants! Eggplant is a Heart Hero because it helps you feel full and helps your body remove junk from your liver to keep your heart healthy. The name “eggplant” originates from the 18th century when farmers with small, white...

Did you know that kicking is actually a developmental milestone? Like throwing, kicking moves an object. Unlike throwing though, the kicker strikes the object. The child builds eye-foot coordination in order to prepare for a kick and make contact with the ball. What Is Kicking For A Child? Children generally begin...

The Power Food this week is Pears! Pears can be eaten fresh, baked, and cooked in a variety of meals. They are considered by some to be hypoallergenic because a pear allergy is rare. For babies, Pears are often recommended for weaning them towards solid foods because...

The Power Food this week is Watermelon! The watermelon can be classed as both a fruit and a vegetable. They can be a fruit because it grows from a seed, has a sweet refreshing flavor, and is loosely considered a type of melon. It is a...