Easing your preschooler’s fears

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Preschoolers and fear It’s normal for a preschooler to be fearful. After all, anxiety is a natural condition that helps us cope with new experiences and protects us from danger. Some 3- and 4-year-olds are frightened of very specific things: … Read More

How your child benefits from play

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Play is the business of childhood, allowing your child free rein to experiment with the world around him and the emotional world inside him, says Linda Acredolo, professor of psychology at the University of California at Davis and coauthor of … Read More

What to do When Toddlers Bite

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Many toddlers go through a “biting stage.” They bite their Mommies and Daddies, or they bite other children. The parents of children who are bitten become fierce defenders of their children. Their “I’ve got to protect my child” response can … Read More

Getting your toddler to listen

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Toddlers are just like the rest of us – they don’t always listen. At their age, they need you to teach them how to pay attention. “But what often happens,” says Roni Leiderman, associate dean of the Family Center at … Read More

Encouraging your toddler’s imagination

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Why encourage your toddler’s imagination? The first few years of your toddler’s life are extremely important. All the things you and your toddler do together, from reading, singing, and playing to eating and walking, help to jump-start his brain. Involving … Read More

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