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.
- Your Toddler - 13 to 15 months old
- Your Toddler - 16 to 18 months old
- Your Toddler - 19 to 21 months old
- Your Toddler - 22 to 24 months old
- Your Toddler - 25 to 27 months old
- 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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A study has found that twins often start talking later than single-born children - and that language delay is more common in identical twins than fraternal pairs.
Transitioning from the cot to a "big kid" bed is a rite of passage for toddlers and their parents - but it can also become a battleground.
The toddler years are characterised by contradictions which can be hard to manage. But when you understand what's happening for your child, you can help them learn and have realistic expectations of their behaviour.
Nothing joins parents in unity more than the tantrum; there’s the same fear in their eyes as they stare at their little one spinning uncontrollably in a frenzy. Not universal, however, is our expectations of these tantrums.
My one-year old daughter has not started talking or walking. My friend has a child about the same age who seems developmentally further ahead. Do you think there is something wrong with my daughter?
Nothing can beat the feeling of witnessing that first smile, first step and first word - but here's a list of 'firsts' I'm really looking forward to now.
Boys need to be taught to treat girls with respect, but our sons also need kindness.
My toddler likes to kiss. A lot. I have no problem with that - and I will defend her right to continue.
A dad has been forced to defend his parenting skills after a video in which he gives in to his toddler's bedtime demands went viral.
Most parents would probably agree that whining is one of the most irritating sounds known to mankind. But your kids aren't doing it just to annoy you - and there are constructive ways for you to respond.
Let me share with you, just from this week only, the apparently completely unreasonable behaviours I have expected of my child that have resulted in full on tantrums. Warning: low amounts of logic ahead.