toddler behavior

  1. Baby & Toddler

    Toddler nail biting: What does it mean?

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    We usually associate nail biting with older kids, but toddlers can pick up this habit, too. What should you do if your toddler bites...
  2. Baby & Toddler

    When your toddler won’t nap

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    There will come a day when your child won’t nap, and soon naps become fewer and farther between. If you’re like most moms, you look...
  3. Baby & Toddler

    Terrible twos? What about the threes?

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    It's one of the most commonly held beliefs about parenting little ones: the terrible twos. Yet for many parents, the year their...
  4. Parenting Humor

    Chatting it up with the Honest Toddler

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    Parents of toddlers know — they are a chatty bunch. Most of our tiny tots are either babbling nonsense or possibly stringing a few...
  5. Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Parenting and autism: Maria’s story

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    When Maria Mora’s son was 18 months old, she began noticing patterns in his behavior and a frequent, unusual squeezing motion that...
  6. Mom & Dad

    Don’t take it personal

    Like most phases of toddler behavior, this too will pass, but it still stings when your child prefers one parent over the other.
  7. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Finally! Trauma-free toddler holiday travel

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    Does the idea of flying with your toddler give you heart palpitations and sweat rings — and this is while you're nowhere near an...
  8. Parenting Tips & Advice

    The bottle, the pacifier, the stroller: When to say adios

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    You have to admit, your child’s feet were very close to touching the ground last time you pushed him in the stroller… but does that...
  9. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Practicing Gratitude: Tantrums at Target

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    My husband and I were certain that all of the reading we did while I was pregnant prepared us to be great parents. Our daughter came...
  10. Baby & Toddler

    Safe exploring: Tips for your new crawler

    Once baby starts crawling, it's full speed ahead so take precautions to rid your home of safety hazards.
  11. Baby & Toddler

    How to deal with toddler nightmares

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    Was your toddler a great sleeper and then suddenly started waking at random times in the night? After months of sleeping, it can be...
  12. Child Development & Health

    Calming foods for hyperactive kids

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    Which foods help calm hyperactive kids? Experts recommend taking a look at the foods your kids are eating to find out why certain...
  13. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Mom vs. child: Wardrobe wars

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    How many moms have had that dreaded wardrobe war? That outfit showdown — where Child wants to wear this and Mom wants her to wear...
  14. Parenting How-to

    How to teach a toddler not to bite

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    What do you do when your toddler realizes this set of sharp teeth in her mouth makes a great weapon against unsuspecting flesh --...
  15. Baby & Toddler

    Your toddler's bad habits

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    Ah, that embarrassing moment when your toddler repeats a swear word, calls you a bad name or pulls his pants down in public. Here...
  16. Baby & Toddler

    My 1-year-old is a PITA

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    Your baby has suddenly become a toddler with a personality and opinions — very vocal and aggressive opinions. Here are five ways to...
  17. Child Development & Health

    Raising an independent baby

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    Is the absence of a lovey good or bad? Find out whether you should try to encourage your child to love a lovey, and what it says...
  18. Child Development & Health

    How to deal with the terrible threes

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    Forget the terrible twos. Any mom of a toddler becoming a preschooler will tell you is when the real challenges come up at 3 years...
  19. Parenting Tips & Advice

    Research says tantrums follow a predictable pattern

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    Scientists have deconstructed the temper tantrum and found a distinct pattern, right down to the pitch of the screams. So, if you...
  20. Baby & Toddler

    Negotiate with toddlers? Are you crazy?

    Toddlers are not known for being rational creatures. With their bodies and minds developing rapidly on so many fronts, logic as we...