2-Year Checkup: Your Toddler at 2 Years

The 2-year checkup is coming up. Many parents find this visit more enjoyable than previous ones, as 2-year-olds tend to be interested in the exam and more talkative. Get the details on this checkup.

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When to Potty Train and How to Cope With Challenges

Setbacks during the potty training process can be frustrating for parents and kids alike. With a few practical tips, we can make it past the difficult times and move things forward.

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Fun Family Vacation Ideas

Your child would like to sit in sand and play all day. You, on the other hand, would like to do some sightseeing or relaxing. Here’s are a few tips on planning a fun vacation for the whole family.

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Helping Your Toddler Speak Properly

Learning language and how to pronounce words is a big job for a child. Find out how you can help encourage your toddler’s speech development.

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Before Baby #2, There's a lot to do!

Watch the Smolinskis prep their home, and their firstborn, for the arrival of a new baby. It’s a video no parent should miss.

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Learning to say, "I'm Sorry"

In our latest Welcome to Parenthood video, little Logan enters the terrible twos and the Smolinskis learn about the importances of discipline.

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Toddler Activities: Fun Activities for Toddlers

Now that your little one walks and moves independently, a new world of play opens up. Watch and find out how to have some fun together!

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Traveling With Two or More Children

Time to hit the road (or board a plane) with your little ones? Whether it's trains, planes, or automobiles, traveling with more than one child takes some planning, patience, and ingenuity. Here are some

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Baby Food Allergies and Intolerance

What is the difference between food allergy and food intolerance? Which precautions and measures do you need to take to help your child who is having reactions to food?

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Healthy Snack Ideas for Your Toddler and Preschooler

Discover nutritious and healthy toddler snacks to feed your growing child.

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Having another baby: Helping your older child cope

Ideas to make the introduction of a new sibling easier on your older child.

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Temper tantrums: Dealing with baby tantrums

Is 'no' a favorite word in your house these days? Our toddlers tend to test the limits not only by saying no constantly, but by running away, or even throwing things.

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How to Teach Manners to Children

Are you struggling with getting your little one to say please and thank you? A few smart strategies and techniques may help this go more smoothly. Learn more about teaching manners.

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Toddler Learning and Playtime

When toddlers play they learn to understand how the world works, who they are, and what they can and cannot do.

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How to get your child to try new foods

If there's a toddler in the house who won't try any new food, your best shot at success may be to offer it several times in a few ways. Learn more.

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Halloween crafts for toddlers and preschoolers

Making Halloween crafts with your toddler is a great to exercise his creativity and spend some quality bonding time during this exciting (scary!) celebration.

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Potty Training: scary toilet and other potty training fears

Is there a monster in the toilet, ready to bite? Why is that flushing sound so scary? These fears are some of the hurdles our children have to face when it's potty training time. Find out more.

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Potty Training Tips: Step by Step Potty Training

Nervous about starting potty training? We've all been there. And having a handy step-by-step guide really makes the process much less daunting. Get the details on step-by-step training.

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