Don’t worry, parents. Toddler untruths are associated with highly developed cognitive skills. After all, lying is a pretty complicated task.
At home, parents can remove noisy distractions and devices, set up a quiet space to practise sitting and listen to their breathing together.
Sure, it takes a village to raise a child, but what happens when tribe members insist on spoiling your wee one?
Words like pee-pee, poo-poo and bum-bum are adorable, while potty training. In the years that follow? Not so much.
Monitor the amount of time your family is spending in front of screens – watching television, using the computer, hypnotized by video games or playing on phones or iPads.