Despite what it looks like, this is not an issue of toughness or fragility. This one is about relationship. Your child is checking in, testing, confirming that "mom and dad are here for me."
It can be confusing when what was once fine, suddenly isn’t. Yet every one of us knows how it feels to have to do something we just don’t, at that moment, feel like doing
It is easy to think of choice as a tool for parents. After all, giving young children some control by offering them “this one or that one” can mean
When children are fortunate enough to have two parents they can sometimes cause strain on their parents by focusing on one parent at a time.
Questions, by nature, put us on alert. "Why?" piques us to respond. Thus, why?-why?-why? can quickly become exhausting. But, your child's "whys" are a good developmental sign. Here's how to get relief without discouraging your child.
While it is hard and sometimes frightening to watch a child engage in head banging, please be reassured to know: 1) Research and experience show