1. Terrible Twos Versus Threenagers: How to Weather These Two Challenging Stages

    Parents of young children are often shocked when their child grows from smiling infant and wobbly toddler into a full-fledged kid with opinions, a mind of their own, and tactics for getting their own way! Below are a few tips for navigating the terrible twos and the threenager years. Two-year-old challenges: Before their second birthday, many two-year-olds were still gaining confidence with activi…Read More

  2. When Ignoring Behavior is the Best Approach: Behaviors to Ignore in Your Young Child

    Certain toddler and preschooler behaviors are grating. They can make you grit your teeth, snap, admonish, and scold. But sometimes, even a bit of negative recognition of unwanted behaviors can be enough to encourage your child to continue them. When your child throws a tantrum, for instance, and immediately gets your attention, it may lead to more, and longer, tantrums in the future. Strategically…Read More

  3. Hitting, Pinching, and Biting: How to Handle Your Toddler’s Frustration

    The problem: Is your child an angel at home, but suddenly turns on the aggression at daycare, the playground, or at a playdate? That’s normally because, in social situations, he is more likely to have his will challenged, whether it’s because another child wants a turn on the slide, or because his favorite toy is whisked away by another pair of hands. The solution: If your toddler is old enoug…Read More