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Attention to a habit pattern is more likely to set it as a problem than to eradicate it. 

My sister has a bright 3-year-old son. She is determined to nurture and develop his mind and brain to the best of her ability. How can she expand his horizons?

Helping siblings of different ages with their role in the family.

 How do you raise a child to have a strong sense of self-esteem?

Parents worry about their toddler who suddenly experiences lengthy night waking and will not go back to sleep.

A teacher ponders alternatives to medication for a child with ADHD.

A 3-year-old needs reassurance that her new sibling will not take her parents away.

We are deeply honored that the National Association for the Education of Young Children is bringing “Families Today” to its website. This column, formerly syndicated by the New York Times, appeared every week in newspapers and magazines around the country and abroad for more than 20 years.