Walking and talking, playing and socializing — all in a day's work for your toddler or preschooler. Learn what you can do to help.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
In our latest Welcome to Parenthood video, little Logan enters the terrible twos and the Smolinskis learn about the importances of discipline.
When toddlers play they learn to understand how the world works, who they are, and what they can and cannot do.
Talking is one of most exciting milestones for new parents. Encourage your baby when he says his first words.
Be prepared to encourage your child when she reaches self-care milestones.
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.
Many parents find time-outs to be an effective tool for toddlers and preschoolers. Here’s how to make it work.
Watch the Smolinskis prep their home, and their firstborn, for the arrival of a new baby. It’s a video no parent should miss.
What causes shyness? How can we help a young child overcome these feelings?
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
We all mean well when we discipline our kids, but sometimes we confuse them. A better way is to keep our words simple and concrete when we express our displeasure.
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.
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
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.
Learn more about your three-year-old’s behavior and key development milestones
Poo-poo head! Sometimes, the words toddlers and preschoolers use are not as innocent as you might hope. What does this bad language really mean to them?