Quite common in young children. We help by giving names to the desires and emotions underlying their “hate yous” and by offering ways to cope.
Supporting a positive sibling relationship while also keeping a new baby safe is a common parenting challenge. Toddlers and preschoolers are still very much learning about body self-management, impulse control and boundaries. With your help, their developmental work will lead to higher levels of emotional intelligence that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.
To keep children safe but not, at the same time, teach them that the world is to be feared, we focus on developing the child's own safety skills and we talk to them about who can help them.
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."
Discipline is one of the most complicated and challenging responsibilities of parenthood. It involves a mix of interlocking elements, all of which may
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
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.
Ready for preschool? A few steps can help the transition. One of the great benefits of preschool is that it helps children learn how to