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Tag: Toddlers

Tantrums: Doing What Comes Naturally.

by on Mar.22, 2012, under Behavior, Brat-Proofing, Child development, Discipline, Environmental influences, Expectations, Parenting, Public Behavior, Toddlers

There’s nothing like a toddler’s tantrum or an older child’s melt down to bring a parent to her knees.  It’s one of those behaviors that makes you feel inadequate and helpless, to say nothing of incompetent. Put that tantrum in a public place—a restaurant, the grocery store, the... Read more...
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Want Some Cheese With That Whine?

by on Nov.02, 2011, under Behavior, Brat-Proofing, Communication, Parenting, Toddlers

How amazing is it that all kids seem to whine at some time or other? Seriously, how is it that they all use the same tone? Is that capacity just part of the factory-equipped model of child?  Truth be told, it kind of is…the capacity, that is. Children... Read more...
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Toddler Tutoring?

by on May.18, 2011, under Child development, Expectations, Learning, Parenting, Toddlers

They’re getting younger and younger! Now there’s Junior Kumon, a program to teach your two year old academics. Seriously!  In a recent New York Times article, Fast-Tracking to Kindergarten, author Kate Zernike highlights the proliferation of the new Kumon (and other) tutoring programs designed to  jumpstart... Read more...


by on Oct.17, 2009, under Behavior, Holidays, Safety, Toddlers

One of the joys of being a parent is getting to do the fun kid stuff all over again. Stuff like sharing Easter baskets, making Valentines, and dressing up for Halloween. You can hardly wait to dress up your nine month old in that lion costume and... Read more...