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Raising Toddlers

3 Things My Toddler Taught Me About Life

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

While I have been trying to teach him, he has been teaching me quite a bit about life and how to be successful. Skeptical that a toddler can do that? Well, consider this...

The Top 5 Things My Toddler's Talking About

Meredith Hale | Posted 07.11.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

The mind of a toddler is a mysterious place. However, there are keys to this hidden kingdom, in the form of occasionally recognizable syllables, shining like Shakespearean sonnets in a sea of caveman-like grunts.

Independence Day Came Early for Our Little Girl

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

We might be less than a week away from the Fourth of July, but Sienna's been in the throes of a sudden independence streak.

Somebody Call Security! My Scarf's In the Laundry!

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

What is it about this scarf that calms my daughter so? Why does she find such solace in it? Why does one thing call out to a toddler more than another be it a doll, a stuffed animal or a scarf?

Why Toddlers Are Terrible Helpers

Joelle Wisler | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Joelle Wisler

What she was actually doing was attempting to assert her dominance over me via a gradual wearing-down process, one vegetable at a time. It's possible that she was winning.

Southeast Asian Parents -- Here Is What Your Kid's Toddlerhood Looks Like

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.06.2014 | Parents
Sajeel Qureshi

Taking the best of your culture and passing it onto your kids is a constant work in progress. You have to be prepared for battle from a myriad of external forces, but right now when they are learning right from wrong, is as good a time as ever to start. Enjoy the ride and hands inside the cart at all times.

Why Glitter May be Better Than Math Camp

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 05.29.2014 | Parents
Sherri Kuhn

Everyone experiences regret at one point or another -- it's part of life. And I'm not just talking about that spring break trip to Mexico, the unfortunate tattoo or that horrible haircut you had senior year in high school.

Teach Your Toddler Empathy

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.22.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Even though children don't have the cognitive skills to understand empathy fully until the age of 8 or 9, parents can begin teaching empathy to their children early on.

Sorry, Son, But It's Not Me, It's You!

Mike Julianelle | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

Several months into the carnival of horrors that is my son's threenage wasteland, I'm done taking the blame for his crappy behavior.

5 Secrets Of Super-Happy Parents With Well-Behaved Kids

Tovah P. Klein, Ph.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Tovah P. Klein, Ph.D.

Regressions are normal, especially with toddlers. Every time your child takes a step forward toward growing up more (whether that is using a toilet, sleeping in a bed, starting school, or mastering the jungle gym on the playground), they are also reminded of how much they need you.

The One Thing All Parents Can Count On

Jennifer Benjamin | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Benjamin

With babies and toddlers, everything is a phase and we as parents are powerless against their continuous evolution. Their habits are always in flux -- nothing is forever, good or bad.

A Letter To My Son Regarding Mother's Day

Mike Julianelle | Posted 07.11.2013 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

We're going to brunch and we're gonna have a good time, and you're going to lay off the screaming and the tantrums and the defiance and everything else for the day.

If Your Toddler Could Write A To-Do List ...

nickmom | Posted 03.21.2013 | Parents

By Adrienne Hedger for NickMom Toddlers are VERY unpredictable. But we’ve got some secret insight into their daily to-do list, which should help ...

The Perfect Moments That Make The Toddler Stage Worthwhile

Kim Simon | Posted 05.10.2013 | Parents
Kim Simon

You are 3. But you are only 3. You are testing and trying and fighting and questioning. You are Batman and Buzz Lightyear and a friend of the ducks. You are ours and you are perfect and you are maddening, all at the same time.

Why Toddlers Are (Almost) Exactly Like Superheroes

Melissa Sher | Posted 11.24.2012 | Parents
Melissa Sher

No, toddlers weren't bitten by radioactive spiders or born on the planet Krypton. But have you ever tried to pry a pack of gum out of a toddler's hand in the Target checkout line? Talk about strength!

Mommy's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Devon Corneal | Posted 10.02.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

To all the other parents who wish they could turn back the clock and start today over again, I know you're out there somewhere and your day has been as crappy as mine.

8 Things Never To Say In Front Of Children

Devon Corneal | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Being a grownup does carry with it a certain amount of autonomy and independence. However, if maturity brought me to the doorway of liberty, parenthood slammed it in my face.

Little Girls Like Superheroes Too: An Open Letter to the Gap & Others

Monica Gallagher Sakala | Posted 08.01.2012 | DC
Monica Gallagher Sakala

What is wrong with American clothing manufacturers that they believe little girls only should be wearing pastels with rainbows, horses or the peace symbol? Or zebra print bikinis and one-shoulder tank tops?

More Than I Can Chew

Dan Bucatinsky | Posted 07.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Dan Bucatinsky

Why did I have to buy the umbrella and grocery shop and take Eliza all at the same time? Why did I agree to host a stupid barbecue? Why did I agree to do all the prep and planning? Why did I agree to have kids? I've definitely bitten off more than I can chew.

6 Reasons Why We Want To Be Toddlers Again

| Posted 01.13.2012 | Parents

By Mira Jacob Like many of the parents you might see wandering through their days completely bewildered, I live with a toddler. It's no small thin...