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What to Do if Your Toddler Isn’t Talking Yet

Toddlers can be tough to understand – but when does that become a problem?

How to curb a fussy eater

Got a picky eater on your hands? Registered dietitian Jill Wallace offers the tips to ensure mealtime goes off without a hitch.

Does your toddler prefer one parent over the other?

Sometimes your tot prefers you vs the other parent, or vice versa? The reality of toddler life is that they change day to day.

The Benefits of Playing Pretend

Imagination kicks into high gear at the toddler stage. Pretend play is educational, but also just plain fun.

Is thumb sucking really that bad?

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.

How to avoid overusing negative words

Count the number of times you find yourself saying (yelling) “don’t,” “no” and “stop it” each day. Now learn how to, er, stop it.

How to handle those dreaded temper tantrums

Temper tantrums come in different shapes and sizes. From a quick foot stomping to a major meltdown, and everything in between.

What to do when self-soothing behaviours become a problem

Fortunately, many habits, like thumb-sucking and nail-biting, diminish with time and self-awareness. But sometimes the bad habit can fester into something unsightly or even unsanitary. Here's how to help your kid curb it.

Time-Out Tactics to Help You Both Keep Your Cool

A cooling off period, along with communication, can go a long way.

The importance of teaching resilience

We bend over backwards to give them every advantage in life. Well, that’s all well and good, Mom and Dad, but there’s something missing in that list of admirable character traits: resilience. And the question is, in this era of parenting, are we letting our kids fall down enough?

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