11/30/2012 02:18 pm ET Updated Nov 30, 2012

When (And How) To Start Disciplining Toddlers

It's amazing how quickly your child transforms from a cute, cooing baby to a full-fledged toddler -- one who seems bent on getting into everything, eating whatever he encounters, and generally misbehaving. A Circle of Moms member who goes by "TealRose" describes toddlers best when she says, "He has no idea of 'right or wrong' -- he only has the need to learn. He is programmed to do so by touching, tasting, moving, dropping, throwing, opening, closing, [and] breaking -- not because he is 'naughty,' but because that is how he learns."

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