Crybabies: why do some babies cry more than others?

You might ask yourself why your baby cries so much. Here’s what you can do to soothe your baby and relieve your own stress.

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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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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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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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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 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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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 do babies say their first words?

Talking is one of most exciting milestones for new parents. Encourage your baby when he says his first words.

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Kids fighting: how to handle aggressive behavior

Does your child fight a lot? Some toddlers and preschoolers get into repeated and escalating tussles. Get some tips and insight on helping kids cope with aggressive behavior.

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Shy children: overcoming shyness

What causes shyness? How can we help a young child overcome these feelings?

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Toddler milestones: developing independence

Be prepared to encourage your child when she reaches self-care milestones.

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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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Well baby Visit: 3 year old check up

This check-up can be fun for everyone! Three-year-olds are curious about what's going on at the exam. They love to report their name and age, and to tell the doctor or nurse about their life. Learn more about

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How to discipline your child: time-outs

Many parents find time-outs to be an effective tool for toddlers and preschoolers. Here’s how to make it work.

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Mom and toddler separation anxiety

Separation from a parent is a normal part of childhood development, and of parenting too. It's marked by developmental milestones like going to daycare or preschool.

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Baby Fine Motor Skills Development

Learn how your kids develop fine motor skills and get better at performing all kinds of intricate tasks with their hands.

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Toddler biting: how to stop children from biting

Ouch! Biting is a common behavior among toddlers and preschoolers, who often have strong feelings and limited language ability. Get some tips on dealing with biting.

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How your toddler interacts with peers

Our toddlers are fascinated by other children right now. They love to watch, imitate and even wrestle with their peers. To help provide that kid-to-kid interaction, why not organize or join a play group?

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Is my child really ready for preschool?

It can be hard to tell if your child is ready for preschool. Children develop at their own pace and in their own way. Read on to find some good ways to gauge social skills and preschool readiness.

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Why does my toddler hit?

Your usually friendly child has suddenly starting hitting people – yikes! To curb this behavior, you may want to try providing positive support when your child uses words, not hands, to communicate. Get more

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