Although most parents worry about not giving their children enough attention, giving too much attention has its drawbacks too.
For many, the reaction to thumb sucking is that it should be nipped in the bud before it develops into a habit through the toddler and preschool years.
When it comes to a full-blown meltdown, there are always two sides to every story.
A cooling off period, along with communication, can go a long way.
It’s every parent’s nightmare – losing your child in a public place. And yet, many toddlers love going off to explore, oblivious to – or perhaps in spite of – the fright it can cause their parents. Why?
Is it wrong to leverage this idea and encourage our kids to “disobey” us? Are we teaching them that it’s good to be bad?
Don’t worry, parents. Toddler untruths are associated with highly developed cognitive skills. After all, lying is a pretty complicated task.
The reality of toddler life is that they change day to day.
Registered dietitian Jill Wallace offers the following tips to ensure mealtime goes off without a hitch.