Top 100 Books for Toddlers: ParentDish Picks

Pop-up books like "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" are a fun way to get toddlers excited about reading. Credit: Amazon As an infant moves into toddlerhood, books become a great companion. A young child reacts more, beg...Help instill a love for reading in your little one with these 100 fantastic picks.

3 Tips for Adopting a Better Bedtime Routine

Bedtime. It can be the best of times, and it can be the worst of times. Often, after a full day of activities together, it cannot come soon enough. But as many parents will tell you, the calming, quiet routines we share with our children as we settle...

Man Arrested for Tattooing Toddler

Lee Deitrick is facing a felony child endangering charge because authorities say he tattooed a 1-year-old girl. Credit: Stark County Sheriffs Department / AP
An Ohio man was arrested after he allegedly tattooed the backside of a 1-year-old gir...

Fun Family Activity: A Nature Walk Around the Block

When you're two-and-a-half feet tall and have only recently begun practicing the art of upright mobilization, the smallest of adventures qualify as epic journeys of discovery. Is it sunny, windy, rainy or snowy? Matters not. The world awaits, and C...

Driver Finds Toddler in Busy Intersection

An Ohio toddler wandered into a busy road. Credit: Jupiterimages
How young is too young to babysit? One mother who asked her 9-year-old daughter to watch her little brother found out the hard way. A 14-month-old boy was found crawling in th...

Dogs and Toddlers Understand Gestures at Same Level

Dogs are just as smart as two-year-olds sometimes, according to a recent study. Photo: jupiterimages
It turns out that dogs are more like our children than we realize. Two studies have found that man's best friend possesses a two-year-old child's...

Siberian Girl Literally Raised By Cats and Dogs

A 5-year-old girl in Siberia was being raised by cats and dogs, according to police. Image:
Next time you tell your kids that they're acting like they were raised by wolves, you may want to reconsider that statement. A 5-year-ol...

Autism - Toddlers Brains are Different by Age 2

Early brain changes might be a clue to how autism develops. Image: Jeff Kubina on Flickr
Here's a little Brain 101: The amygdala is the part of your brain helps you identify and "read" faces, something known as joint attention. "When you see a fa...

Missing Three Year Old Found Alive After Two Days

A three-year-old Missouri boy was found unharmed in the woods after wandering away from home on Monday. Photo courtesy of
Here's a nice story for you.
Three year old Joshua Childers wandered away from his house at 11:30 am Monday morn...

Worst Babysitter Ever?

They've never found Bigfoot. The Loch Ness Monster? I don't think so. But The Worst Babysitter In The History of Babysitting? Yep. I think this is her. Let's look at the facts. Brandy Albright was babysitting a 2 year old boy in Port St. Luc...

Rare Condition Gives Toddler Super Strength

At first glance, Liam Hoekstra looks like your typical toddler. At 3 years old and 30 pounds, he sports a mop of curly brown hair and a mischievous smile. But hand the boy a pair of dumbbells and it is immediately clear that there is something specia...

Does Your Stroller Face Forward or Back?

Breast or bottle? Plastic or wooden toys? So many decisions. Now we can add a new one to the list: Forward- vs. toward-facing strollers. New research suggests that children who use strollers that face the person pushing them interact and laugh wit...

Toddler Makes a Toy of Himself

If you've ever tried to grab a prize from one of those claw and crane toy vending machines, then you know it is impossible. No matter how many quarters you drop in the slot, that evil machine is not giving up that stuffed animal you've got your eye o...

Viagra Helps Toddler Survive

Did you know that Viagra was originally developed to treat high blood pressure? Its pleasant side effect was discovered during drug trials in 1992 and an industry was born. But while Viagra may have found its place in the medicine cabinets of impoten...

Sesame Street - Not Just for TV Anymore

For six months straight, we watched only the last 10 minutes of Sesame Street every day. (Parents of Elmo fans will know why.) Now, after 39 years of airing on PBC channels, Elmo and friends are jumping off the TV screen and into the world wide web, ...


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