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Tired of Saying No? Tips for Positive Communication with Young Children

Speaking positively to young children helps parents model social skills, and avoid power struggles and meltdowns. Rather than saying  ' No ', try using those...
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Running Wild and Pulling Hair: 18 Month Old Development

Your toddler is expressing new emotions and behaviors – using grabby hands and quick legs, as his motor behavior peaks at around 18 months...
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Conquering the Fear of the Dark and Toddler Nightmares

Toddlers are often fearful creatures with active imaginations. Between age 2-3, a child's cognitive development blossoms and they become able to understand the concept of...
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Why Colorful Food Matters: Eating a Rainbow of Superfoods with Young Children

Start teaching healthy eating choices by encouraging your toddlers and preschoolers to eat a rainbow every day. Eat a Rainbow Game for Toddlers and Preschoolers Simply...
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5 Perfect Summer Books for Preschoolers

Grab some new books this summer and check out our tips for supporting your preschooler's developing literacy skills! 5 Great Summer Books to Read Together Reading Strategies To...
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The Toddler’s Creed Poem & Rules of Possession

Every toddler has two favorite words: "No" and "Mine." Watching your little one claim every train, grab another child's blankie, and break down in...
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Patriotic Toddler Songs for the Fourth of July

Who was Yankee Doddle, and why did he call his feather macaroni? These patriotic songs embrace the spirit of the Fourth of July. Take...
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Mine! Why Your Two Year Old Can’t Share

It’s perfectly normal if your two year old isn't sharing with others. Children are simply not developmentally ready to share until around age three....
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How to Get Your Toddler to Eat Spinach

Getting toddlers to eat spinach is a challenge. While spinach is one of the most desirable leafy green vegetables for good health, it’s taste...
Carrot and Spinach Brownies

Carrot and Spinach Brownies

Carrot and Spinach Brownies Recipe Toddlers (and parents) will never guess these brownies have spinach and carrot in them. This reduced-guilt dessert that makes for...