In Brief: Oct. 30, 2000

MISUNDERSTOOD TOTS A new study finds that most parents believe six-month-old infants can be spoiled if you pick them up too often (they can't), and that a 15-month-old is mature enough to share toys (wrong again). Unrealistic expectations can cause stress for both parents and children and may be responsible for the growing number of tots who are overly aggressive and easily frustrated.

SUNNY BABIES A child's birth date can have a profound effect on the rest of his or her life--and not just astrologically. A Missouri State University study reports that children born from January through March are more...

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