Here's the thing about tantrums: while they're a universal rite of passage for most littlies, they aren't one-size-fits-all.
Although toddler sleep problems can be frustrating for parents, they are actually perfectly normal.
This quarterly guide to your toddler's second year contains information, tips and useful contacts on your toddler's development between one and two years.
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- Your Toddler - 19 to 21 months old
- Your Toddler - 22 to 24 months old
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- Your Toddler - 28 to 30 months old
- Your Toddler - 31 to 33 months old
- Your Toddler - 34 to 36 months old
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Q: My almost-three-year-old is starting to figure out that she can lie when asked if she ripped the book, threw the food, hit her brother, etc. Totally normal, I know. How do we respond?
Every parent knows that "no" is a toddler's favourite word.
Remember that chubby little baby who rocked on all fours? Remember how you wished he would start to crawl? Then remember how you felt once he did?
When it comes to two-year-olds and birthday cakes there are a few requests that are usually at the top of the list. But a cake featuring a local personal injury lawyer?
Your schedule is not important to your two-year-old, and you cannot convince her otherwise. So what can you do?
Trying to reason with a toddler who hits is pointless.
Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions about jumping, toe walking, riding a bike and being pigeon toed.
Compliance is part of the parent-child relationship, but so is resistance. It's all natural.
I have a very attached preschooler who has a difficult time saying goodbye to me.
Some children are far from excited at the prospect of being a big brother or sister. They are, quite simply, happy as they are.
People called her "exuberant", "energetic" and "wild". My father-in-law said she had only had two speeds: either flat out, or sleeping.