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Five ways a child grows - timeline for development from birth to 5

This research-based timeline is organized by a child's age. It serves as a general guide to the five amazing ways a child grows, from birth to 5.

* Social - Emotional - how children feel and how they learn to relate to others

* Cognitive - how children learn and think

* Language - how children learn sounds, words, and sentences

* Sensory - how children hear, see, taste, smell and feel

Learn the warning signs of preterm labor

PREVENT YOUR BABY FROM BEING BORN TOO SOON RISKS: Have you had a premature baby? Are you pregnant with more than one baby? Have you every gone into labor too early? If so, watch for these warning signs of preterm labor:

* Regular contractions which happen more than 2 in 20 minutes. These may be painless.

* Menstrual like cramps or cramping in bowels with or without diarrhea.

* Dull, low backache, different from what you normally feel.

* Pelvic pressure which feels as though the baby is pushing down.

State by state laws for distracted driving!

State Laws on Distracted Driving The below states and territories have enacted bans on hand-held devices or texting to help reduce the dangers of distracted driving for the public. Click on a state to learn more on there specific laws.

30 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam ban text messaging for all drivers. Twelve of these laws were enacted in 2010 alone. 8 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands prohibit all drivers from using handheld cell phones while driving.

Safe Kids provides information about safety for special needs children

Keeping Children with Special Needs Safe in the Home Safe Kids and the MetLife Foundation have partnered to bring you a series of safety videos highlighting how you can take precautions in the home to help prevent injuries to children with physical, developmental or cognitive disabilities. The series profiles three families, all of whom have a child with a different special need.

Includes videos.