Behavior: Toddlers & Preschoolers


Parenting an ADHD Child, Age by Age

Watch a video on treating ADHD.
The benefits of following some tried-and-true parenting techniques can provide you with even greater rew...
Establishing good parenting skills, educating yourself, and advocating for your child are the most important tools for successfully raising your ADHD child.

Try This: How Do You Encourage Personal Hygiene in Your Kids?

Many kids put up a fight when it comes to the daunting task of brushing their teeth or taking a bath. It can be a challenge to explain to young...
Many kids put up a fight when it comes to the daunting task of brushing their teeth or taking a bath.

Childhood Self-Control Is a Predictor of Adult Success, Study Shows

Teaching your child self-control now can mean a healthier future. Credit: Getty Grating as they may be, most of us are inclined to brus...A study finds kids who had poor self-control were more likely to have problems as adults.

The Brat Pack: Kids Are Simply Angels in Disguise, Parents Think

Your perfect baby isn't so flawless. Credit: Jerome Tisne, Getty Images
Hey parents, next time you're at the mall shopping for "Santa's" gifts (li...
Your perfect baby? Not so perfect.
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My 4-Year-Old Granddaughter is Becoming a Bully ... Just Like Her Mom!

Dear AdviceMama, My 4-year-old granddaughter is the victim of my daughter's yelling, profanity and name-calling if she doesn't listen. They live in...The number one most powerful influence on our children's behavior is how we ourselves behave. Gently offer to help your daughter find healthier ways to handle her child when she doesn't listen.

Confessions of a Childhood Bully

Do bullying wounds ever heal? Illustration by Christopher Healy
My sister was three years younger than me and small for her age. She had a pixie h...
I want to believe my sister is guarded only around me. I can't bear to think she is aloof with strangers and close friends alike, and that I helped make her that way.
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Grandson Won't Sleep in His Own Bed!

Dear AdviceMama, My 2-and-a-half-year-old grandson still sleeps in bed with his parents. My daughter and her husband have tried to put him in his o...The last thing you want is to fuel sibling rivalry by "kicking him out" of his parents' bed just when a new baby arrives, without giving him time to comfortably transition to his own room.
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How to Childproof Your Windows

Do you have a minute (OK, a minute and eight seconds?) Good. Now watch this video on window safety from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an...Are your windows childproofed? Watch this video and see what you need to do to protect your kids.


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