Parents and teachers require a greater understanding of child development and of evidence-based research practices for how to best raise successful, emotionally intelligent, kind, and empathetic children in contemporary society. Hands-on practical advice is needed to foster such attributes during child development in order to raise happy, healthy, and successful children regardless of their backgrounds, abilities, or preferences. Exploring Best Child Development Practices in Contemporary Society is a critical scholarly publication that strengthens and optimizes parenting capacity by sharing research-based methods for a better understanding of the constructs of kindness, empathy, emotional intelligence, grit, and bullying preventive and intervention efforts and offers tools that cultivate these important qualities in today's children. Moreover, the text delves into best rearing practices for raising children with disabilities and children on the LGBTQ spectrum. Featuring a range of topics including child development, media diet, and physical development, this book is ideal for teachers, psychologists, therapists, researchers, academicians, practitioners, and students.