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01/15/2015 05:04 pm ET Updated Jan 15, 2015

Giving Toddlers Autonomy May Help Their Brains Develop

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Parents will never stop being hungry for answers to basic questions about how to raise their kids. And a lot of these questions boil down to just how much free reign to give children to figure stuff out on their own and make mistakes. A recent study in the Journal of Child and Family Studies suggests that for toddlers, at least, there could be serious benefits to parents keeping their kids' autonomy in mind — and promoting it whenever possible — when helping them solve problems.

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