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July 4th, 2011
12:50 PM ET

New study may calm fears for parents concerned about kids' language delays

Research published today in the journal Pediatrics finds that most children who are late talkers – which means by 18 to 20 months they are┬áspeaking fewer than 10 words, or by 24 to 30 months they are speaking fewer than 50 words and/or are unable to form two word combos – usually catch up with their language skills when they start school.

This news may come as a relief to many parents who worry that language delays may lead to future problems for their children.

Elizabeth Cohen, CNN senior medical correspondent, joins American Morning today to explain the research and what it means for your child's development.


Filed under: Family • Health
June 30th, 2011
10:53 AM ET

New study shows dads coping with work-life balance, too

A new study by the Boston College Center for Work and Family (BCCWF), called "The New Dad: Caring, Committed and Conflicted," has found that there is a new trend in men's attitudes towards their jobs.

Balancing work and family is becoming a major task for fathers, with the majority of men saying that work is only a small part of who they are and that they want to provide as much child care as their wives.

Brad Harrington, Executive Director for BCCWF, discusses what these findings suggest for the American family on AM this morning, explaining if he thinks that men will realistically be able to find a balance between their work and home lives.

You can read the entire report here.


Filed under: Family