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If your child has a challenge or two on the way to being potty trained, don't worry — it's completely normal. If you're looking for tips, here are a few practical solutions to some of the most common potty training issues. Read on.
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The 2 1/2-year-old

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Are you the lucky parent of a 2 1/2-year-old? At this age, kids are often funny, delightful, and fun to be around. They're discovering the power of words and enjoy commenting on their environment. Learn more about your 2 1/2-year-old.
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Language Leaps

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This is a great age for language development. Your 2-year-old is probably learning new words every day, putting words together ("Go car?"), and following two-step directions ("Get your coat and come to the car"). Find out more.
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"I’m Sorry"

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The 2-year checkup is coming up. Many of us find this visit more enjoyable than previous ones, as our 2-year-olds tend to be interested in the exam process and can talk a little more. Get the details on the 2-year checkup.
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Reading aloud to young children is the single most effective thing parents can do to help prepare their children to succeed in school. Unfortunately, fewer than half of U.S. children ages 5 and under are read to every day, placing them at risk for reading delays and school failure.

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Is your child making some big language leaps right now (and talking your ear off)? Between 30 and 36 months, children may start to construct sentences of four or five words, tell stories, and ask 'what' and 'where' questions. Learn more.
Read Talking a Blue Streak: Language and Your Toddler

Training on the Go

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Planes, trains, and automobiles — great for getting us somewhere, not so great when your child is still working on potty training. If possible, bring along your child's potty seat when you travel. Get more potty training tips.
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For parents of children with developmental disabilities, reading together can sometimes be a challenging experience. To help, the school readiness experts at Reach Out and Read have developed a guide to provide support, advice, and resources for parents of children with developmental disabilities.
Read Reading to a Child with Developmental Disabilities: Literacy Tips for your Preschooler

Little Fingers

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Our kids are getting better and better at performing all kinds of intricate tasks with their hands. We can help by letting them practice eating with silverware, even if it gets messy. Learn more about developing fine motor skills.
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Language Landmarks

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At 26 months, kids pick up language at truly amazing rates. Get ready to hear your preschooler put together two or more words in phrases or sentences, and to make the switch from "me" to "I." Find out more about language development.
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It’s always a good day to read aloud to your children!

But, holidays and seasonal events provide you with an opportunity to choose special books to share with your children.
Holiday Books: Doctor-Recommended Titles for Every Time of Year

Crib Talk

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Our kids sometimes talk to themselves when they're alone in bed, or at other times. These monologues, it turns out, may help them make sense of their day and process new experiences. Shhhhh — don't interrupt them! Find out more.
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Living Exuberantly

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It's a joy for us to watch how physically independent our children are becoming. Every day there are more things they can do by themselves, from walking backward to hopping and jumping. Get some tips on keeping our mobile kids safe.
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Tinkle without the tantrum

Watch the "Finding the fun in potty
training" video for handy tips on making
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Remember all the things that scared you when you were little? It turns out that fearful responses are part of normal development and keep kids a little wary in threatening situations. Learn how to help your child cope with fears.
Read Worries and Willies: Coping With the Monster Under the Bed

Sounding It Out

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Learning to speak takes motor coordination of the mouth, tongue, throat, and even lungs — a big job for a child. We can help our kids by being patient and by guessing at meanings of words we can't quite make out. Get more tips.
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We all want to help our children develop language. Luckily, there are many ways to pitch in. One is by talking to our kids: the "denser" the language environment, the more they'll learn. Using correct grammar is another way. Get more tips.
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Another baby is on the way, and that's terrific news. But the prospect of becoming a big brother or big sister might be a little confusing and even worrying for your eldest child. Learn more about preparing for a sibling.
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We're grateful that most of the time, what comes out is perfectly normal! But it can be helpful to be able to spot symptoms of infections and to know how to cope with other concerns. Find out more about pee problems.
Read Pee Problems: Bedwetting to Urinary Tract Concerns

Handling Accidents

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Oh-oh — there's a telltale puddle near your potty-trained child. One good approach is to have your child change into dry clothes and then help wipe up the puddle. Get more tips on handling accidents.
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Biting

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Ouch! Is your child starting to bite other kids or adults? Don't be discouraged. 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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Your sweet baby's transition to a talking-back tot may come as a shock, but you can help tame bad behavior with the right tactics. Read on for parenting advice that may help ease future outbursts.
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We may be thinking about having our children take lessons — violin or piano, ballet or gymnastics. This may or may not work out, as kids this age may not remember what they learn from one lesson to another. Find out more.
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Rhyme Time

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Our children love words and rhymes. It's fun to read short poems together and to learn them, too. We can also make up some rhymes together, perhaps one for each part of the day — waking up, riding in the car, and so on. Get more ideas.
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Getting your child to help out with chores around the house will help teach responsibility and build self-esteem. Follow these tips to get started at the right age and with the right chores.
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Your Little Farmer

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Where does our food come from? We can help our kids explore this question and have fun by planting a garden. Even a little patch of dirt outside can turn into a 'farm.' Indoor gardens can be made on a counter near a window. Get more ideas.
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Seeing your baby's hair snipped off at the first haircut can be a bittersweet experience for you. And your child may find the whole thing unsettling and even scary. Here's how to create a tear-free trip to the hair salon.
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Getting your family to sit around the dinner table together may be tricky, but it's worth it. Find out why eating together can help boost your child's development.
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I know that reading to my 11-month-old baby is important for her development, but what other baby toys or activities can help foster early child development?

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Welcome to the terrible twos! Sudden mood swings and lots of no's are part of your child's quest to test the limits. Find out why this happens and how to get through it.
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Are you eager for your child to start eating with a spoon and fork? Find out how to help your toddler work toward this early childhood development milestone.
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Cleaning up household messes and doing laundry are a necessary part of baby care and parenting. Learn how to keep your living space clean and safe for your baby.
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Learning about numbers is important for early childhood development, and the process can actually be a lot of fun for both you and your child. Check out these ideas.
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How Can I Teach My Toddler About Numbers?

Rough With Rover

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Sometimes our kids are not gentle or careful when playing with their pets. In part this is due to enthusiasm and curiosity. Learn more about why kids are rough and how to help them.
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Share and Share Alike

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'Mine!' 'No, it's mine!' Is there a toddler or preschooler in your house who's struggling with sharing? Sharing is difficult, and no one is born ready to share all the time. Learn about some great ways to help our children with sharing.
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My daughter is 26 months old and has recently begun to lick everything: table tops, floors, windows, mirrors, and even floors in public places. Not only is this embarrassing, but can't it also make her sick? And why is she doing this? Does she lack in vitamins? She has even licked the cat and vomited because the fur was in her throat. Is my daughter's behavior normal?
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I'm concerned about flat feet. My 27-month-old has a visible arch when she sits, but when she stands her foot is flat. Are her arches still developing? Should I be concerned? I read that a toddler loses her fat pad once she begins to walk.
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My 3-year-old son says that he "HATES" people. Everywhere we go it's "I hate this" or "I hate that." I don't understand why he says this. My husband and I never say that. We try to tell him that it's wrong to hate, but he keeps on saying that.
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Is it normal for a 4-year-old to refer to herself in the third person?
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Why won't my 3-year-old listen to me?
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How should I handle a 4-year-old's curiosity about "private parts"?
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My 2-year-old son is refusing to eat dinner at night. I give him a choice, within reason, as to what he can eat at lunchtime, but at dinnertime I don't make anything extra. My husband and I are having many disagreements as to what we should do about this. My husband thinks that he should be forced to sit at the table with us until he eats, or at least until we finish dinner. My son just screams when this is done, and I don't feel that we're getting anywhere. I feel that if he isn't going to eat it, I'm not going to force the issue, but I don't reward this by giving him treats. What is the right way to handle this? Should I be offering him his dinner continuously throughout the evening if he gets hungry or offering him anything at all nutritious that he will eat?
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Should I worry about my 2 1/2-year-old son, who likes to play dress-up?
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What's the best way to help a 2-year-old deal with frustration?
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How can I get my 28-month-old to leave younger children alone?
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How do I teach my 4-year-old daughter not to kiss boys on the lips?
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Is it normal for my 3 1/2-month-old's hands to be in fists most of the day? It makes me feel like she is stressed rather than relaxed. Her disposition is pretty easygoing otherwise.
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My daughter will be 3 tomorrow, and for the last six months she has insisted that she is a boy. I never thought I would be concerned, but it is getting to the point that it is all she thinks about. How should I handle it? Should I be concerned?
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How can I stop my 2-year-old from picking her nose?
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How do I cope with 2 1/2-year-old twins who break everything?
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It is understandable that this situation is upsetting to you. Try not to take the song literally.
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Is my almost 4-year-old son's interest in "girl things" something to worry about?
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Should I be worried about leaving my 2 1/2-year-old at day care? Every time I drop him off he screams and won't let go of me. Today, as I was taking his baby brother to the door, he started running down the street screaming.
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Is my 3-year-old just going through a phase now, when he refuses to eat?
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How can I prevent my 22-month-old from taking off his clothes and diaper in the crib?
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Will my 2-year-old behave in a certain way because of birth order?
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Is putting soap in the mouth of a 3 1/2-year-old an appropriate punishment for swearing?
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What are some good questions to ask when screening pre-schools?
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I have a 3-year-old, and if we are out playing somewhere or have play dates at our home, when it comes time for fun time to end, she throws tantrums. She won't listen to me at all and will cry for one to two hours straight. What can I do? I've done away with all play dates for the time being because she gets so out of control
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My 4-year-old daughter gets upset when children in the neighborhood say things like "I don't like you." I don't know how to handle this. Should I talk to the other parents?
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What should I say when my 3-year-old tells me he doesn't like the way he looks?
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My daughter is 26 months old and in the 100th percentile for weight and 60th percentile for height. I am concerned with her weight: She weighs 35 lbs. and is always eating or wanting to eat. Am I beginning an eating disorder by limiting her food intake?
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My 3-year-old son won't go near my new baby, who is 1 month old. He did when the baby was born, but now he won't, and he tells everyone that the baby is bad or that he hates him. But my 18-month-old loves the baby and has no problem with him. What's up with my 3-year-old?
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Is my 3-year-old depressed?
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What can we do about our 3 1/2-year-old, who steals things from her siblings or my purse? She hides them in her backpack. Talking to her about not taking other people's things doesn't help. I'm afraid she'll take and lose something valuable.
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Why does my 3 1/2-year-old care so much about the way he's dressed?
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What's the best way to discipline my 26-month-old, who's been diagnosed with ADHD?
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My 3-year-old does not like to get his clothes wet (even if it is just a drop from a runny nose). He gets very upset and will not forget about it until we change his clothes. It gets to the point that even if he is having a lot of fun, he will ask to go home if I don't have extra clothing to change him.
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My 3-year-old lies constantly. She also blames her little sister for the things she's done. How should I handle this?
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My 14-month-old is grinding his teeth a lot, and he also gags himself with his hands and fingers. He has actually made himself throw up, and still continues. Can you give me any suggestions on these two behaviors?
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Ah, what a creative child you have! I know that it feels frustrating, but you should actually feel proud of her social and problem-solving skills.
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My 4 1/2-year-old daughter has been having this problem for about year and half now: She cries over something and after a while she throws up. Last night we went to a carnival, where she played a game and lost. The prize was a live goldfish. We explained to her that she lost and couldn't have a fish. After a little hesitation she calmed down. But when she got home she repeated the whole story again and started crying over why she didn't get a fish. Then she threw up all her dinner. Is this psychological or physical? Please tell me what I should do.
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Why does my 22-month-old have a fit when we try to change her diaper or her clothes? When she knows we are coming toward her to change her diaper or her clothes, she runs from us screaming, "No!" Sometimes it takes both of us holding her down to get the job done. Why does she do this anWhy does my 22-month-old have a fit when we try to change her diaper or her clothes? When she knows we are coming toward her to change her diaper or her clothes, she runs from us screaming, "No!" Sometimes it takes both of us holding her down to get the job done. Why does she do this and what can we do to remedy this situation?
Read How should we handle our 22-month-old's screaming fits during diaper or clothing changes?
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My 27-month-old son does not speak, whereas other kids his age are able to speak sentences. He says only about 10 or 12 meaningful English words -- the rest are all sounds. But he understands completely everything we say. His doctor says it is because we speak our native language (Hindi) at home, and everywhere else, including on the TV, he hears English. We are very worried -- what should we do?
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Why does my 2 1/2-year-old become upset when her dad hugs me?
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How can we keep an 18-month-old from hurting a 2 1/2-month-old?
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My 3-year-old has been stuttering for two months now. Sometimes she seems better, then all of a sudden she has a really bad day. Do you think school will do her good? Or will the children make fun of her?
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I'm sure that your daughter already senses that something important (and potentially bad) is going on in your home. The timing of speaking to her is the least of your issues.
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We have a 2-year-old who wakes up crabby every morning, crying, screaming, just like he's angry. This is every morning. What can we do to stop him being a crabbypants?
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My 1-year-old daughter has a cleft of the soft palate and we are having some problems teaching her to drink from a sippy cup and straw. She just doesn't know to suck. She has been using a special nipple (Medela Haberman) since she was about a week old. Do you have any suggestions? She will have surgery to correct the cleft in a few months.
Read How can I teach my 1-year-old, who has a cleft palate, to drink?
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How can I help my almost 4-year-old, who is grieving for his grandfather?
Read How can I help my almost 4-year-old, who is grieving for his grandfather?
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How should we react when my 21-month-old grandson misbehaves in restaurants?
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How should I handle my 4-year-old middle child, who demands all my attention?
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I was using time outs to discipline our 2-year-old when he did something he knew he shouldn't. We were putting him in the playpen for the time outs. But now he can climb out of the playpen. I need another option to show him that when he disobeys there are consequences.
Read How can I discipline my 2-year-old without using time outs?
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If our 2-year-old insists that only Daddy can put him to bed, should we give in?
Read If our 2-year-old insists that only Daddy can put him to bed, should we give in?
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How should a parent react when a pre-schooler (age 3) repeats a swear word again and again that she heard from who knows where?
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How can I prevent my 24-month-old and 11-month-old from waking each other up at night?
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My 2 1/2-year-old daughter will not let me do anything for her. For example, she won't let me change her diaper or put on her clothes or her jacket. I also have a hard time getting her to bed. I am so frustrated and late for everything, even my job. When I start to dress her she tells me "no" and I have to struggle with her. Please help. I am at my wits' end.
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Have you tried using time-out as a discipline strategy for your child? Many parents find it can be a very effective tool for toddlers and preschoolers. We've got some great suggestions on making it work. Learn more about time-outs.
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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 tips on how to help.
Read Helping Little Sluggers
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Now that your toddler is becoming a preschooler, you may want to try some different approaches to discipline. Catching your child being good, for instance, is a simple, powerful tool for changing behavior. Get more suggestions.
Read Discipline Beyond Time-Out
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Since our kids like to imitate us, why not show them ways to help around the house? Some easy chores kids can do (with parental supervision) include dusting, watering plants, and sorting laundry. Get more ideas.
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Peer Pleasure

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We used to be the favored playmates, but now, our kids really crave the company of other kids. Going to preschool or day care provides this, and we can also try a play group or another planned activity. Get more tips on kid interaction.
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Preschoolers are curious about what various body parts are for. And this may lead to some very blunt questions being asked in public! It's a good idea for us to keep our answers simple, and at our child's level of understanding. Learn more.
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Monkey See, Monkey Do

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At this age, our kids will imitate almost anything we do — including our bad habits. Gulp! And they'll also imitate what they see being done on TV. Time to be on our best behavior, and to pay attention to TV watching, too. Find out more.
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Signs of Stress

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Many of us have faced a big change or two at work or at home, from a job loss or change to a divorce or death. It can often help to mention any stressful event to our children's health care provider, who can help them cope. Learn more.
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Our kids love to watch TV. It can be helpful to have a plan in place to guide what they watch and limit the amount of time spent in front of the tube. Learn more about planning your child's TV viewing.
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Preschool Readiness

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Are you starting to think about preschool? It can be hard to tell if your child is ready, since children develop at their own pace and in their own way. Find out some good ways to gauge social skills and preschool readiness.
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We all want to teach our children the proper way to behave, but the word "discipline" can often be scary. Thankfully, there are many positive ways to guide your child in right direction. Find out more about positive discipline.
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A visit to the place where you work or volunteer can be fun, and eye opening, for a preschooler. Your child can see that you play a wider role in the world, in addition to being Mom or Dad. Get some great tips on planning a successful visit.
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Part of each wellness visit is to plot your baby's growth on a percentile chart. Over time, you and your health care provider will be able to see if your child is growing at the expected rate. Use our charts to track your child's growth.
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Getting a child to go to bed (and stay there) can be a challenge. Looking at sleep from a child's point of view can help pinpoint some good solutions for different sleep issues. Find out more about kids and sleep.
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It's the end of the day, and everyone is tired (make that exhausted!). But getting our little ones to settle down and fall asleep can be tricky. Find out how to set up an effective bedtime routine.
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Setting the stage for reading can be a lot of fun with a young child. There are many things you can do together, like going to the library, learning rhymes and songs, and telling bedtime stories. Get more ready to read tips.
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Now They Are 4

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Your baby is a real kid now, venturing out into an expanding world. A 4-year-old is focused on discovery, role-playing, gender behavior, relationships, and increased memory. Find out more about your 4-year-old.
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Why Kids Lie

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We can't help worrying and becoming upset when our children lie. But understanding why and when lying occurs may help us guide and teach our kids to make other choices, and help correct the behavior, too. Learn more about why kids lie.
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The Shy Child

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We have all felt the pain of a shy child. In fact, most of us have been shy at one time or another. Learn more about the biological and situational roots of shyness, and how to help a shy child.
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Kids Who Fight

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Does your child fight a lot? Some toddlers and preschoolers get into repeated and escalating tussles a tough situation for them and for us, too. Get some tips and insight on helping kids cope with aggressiveness.
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Stressed-Out Kids

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We know that our children will encounter challenges as they grow and develop. And if we understand what's causing stress in our kids' lives, we may become more effective in helping them through it. Learn more about kids and stress.
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Has your preschooler started using bad words, or potty language? It may make you feel better to learn that at this age, kids might not understand the meanings of certain words and are simply looking for attention. Find out more.
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Why Rituals Work

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Day-in, day-out routines may seem boring to us as adults. But they help our kids feel secure and help them learn about order. Holiday traditions, too, are treasured by our preschoolers. Get more details on rituals.
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Our children learn all the time—about themselves, other people, and their world. And much of this learning takes place through play, their favorite activity. Find out how you can support and create learning opportunities for your child.
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For many young children, there is no more exciting way to travel than by air. They love to watch the carts, trucks, and airplanes at the airport. Even better, they may get to ride on moving walkways, trains and trams, escalators and elevators—all that even before boarding. On the plane itself, there are the endlessly fascinating tray tables, window shades, and teeny tiny bathrooms to explore, again and again.
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Bullying

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Being bullied or being a bully is tough for a child. It's difficult for us as parents, too. We may not know what to do to change the behavior, or even recognize it in the first place. Learn more about bullying.
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For many of us, figuring out when to enroll our child in kindergarten is a complex decision. Kids develop at different rates and on different timelines, so age isn't always the most helpful cue. Find out more about kindergarten readiness.
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One of the joys of taking a family vacation is that you do things that you wouldn't normally do at home. It's exciting. It's fun. And to a young child, it doesn't mean that you have to travel. There are lots of "vacations" that can last less than two hours—and may be as much fun as a longer trip. Here are some two-hour vacation ideas you may want to try with your family. Vacation Idea no. 1: Hanging Out at Sears When my son was 3 years old, there's nothing he liked more than to take a trip to the local Sears store so that he could push around some of the vacuum cleaners they had on display. The salespeople were indulgent if the store wasn't busy. In fact, they got as much of a kick out of it as my
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Crybabies

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Does your child cry easily and often? Certain children tend to respond with tears to just about anything. We may be able to help by modeling ways besides crying to handle stress. Find out more.
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A child's whining can push the buttons of just about any parent. But learning more about why our child whines may help us figure out a smart strategy to curb the behavior. Get some insight on whining.
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There is no malice in your son's behavior. He shouldn't be punished, just redirected. Here's what's going on.
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What's your potty personality? If you like to be well equipped, you've got plenty of gear to choose among.
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