emotional growth

The Popularity Game: Teaching Kids How To Cope

By Sally Sacks www.sallysacks.com » Read more

The night visitor: Trips to the parent’s bed

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of Gentle Baby Care and The No-Cry Sleep Solution

If your house echoes with the sound of pat-pat-pat down the hallway when your child leaves his room to climb into your bed in the middle of the night, rest assured that you are not alone. It’s perfectly natural for a toddler or preschooler to search out his parents for comfort and security – it’s a sign of his trust and his deep love for you. » Read more

Should Babies and Toddlers Watch Television

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care

So much television programming is aimed at young children. Much of it appears to be educational: teaching the ABCs and life skills. When is it appropriate to introduce a baby to television, and what do parents need to know about this topic? » Read more

Dealing With a Clingy Toddler

If you have a 15- to 23-month-old, you may find yourself occasionally needing to explain to your friends, “No, I haven’t grown a third leg. That’s just my toddler.” Some toddlers are gleeful about their newfound ability to walk and can’t wait to break free from mom and dad. » Read more