When your kid will be ready to ride a bike, stay home alone and more
When you hear the word “milestones,” chances are you think of all the cute little triumphs you jotted down in your child’s baby book: his first smile, his first wave, his first…everything. That journal may have been misplaced long ago (have you checked under the Wii?), but these accomplishments are more than just a memory. In fact, your kid’s still making major strides. Some of these quantum leaps will make your life as a parent a lot easier — others will only create a whole new set of challenges. But no matter what, your job’s about to get more interesting. We’re giving you a heads-up so you’ll be ready!