Today’s parents invest a lot of money in educational toys, DVDs and apps designed to enhance brain development in their babies and toddlers. I share an interview with a noted child development expert who says parents can save their money and reduce their anxiety; none of that is necessary or particularly helpful. In a guest column, a parent discusses the old days when children were hardly seen and never heard and parents were removed from their kids’ day-to-day activities. Were those the good old days? Readers sound off on whether Georgia’s policies on testing children for learning disabilities need to be changed so struggling students are identified and tested sooner.