What to do when your toddler won’t stop hitting

Photo: istock The scene: You’re at the playground, watching your child happily play in the sandbox when suddenly—whack. Your little angel hits the kid next to him for no good reason. You turn red, and you freeze for a second: Should you apologize profusely, scold your child or hightail it …

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Why do toddlers want to read the same book over and over again?

Photo: istock How many times in a row can you read the same children’s book without wanting to tear out your hair? I’m not sure, but I think I’m pretty close to answering that question. If you have a toddler, there’s a good chance you are, too. If you’re like …

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Why does my toddler drink dirty bathwater?

Photo: iStockPhoto My toddler likes to pretend she’s a mermaid when she’s taking a bath. It’s adorable to watch her little body wriggle around in the tub and her long, dark hair fan out behind her in the water. It’s a lot less adorable when she drinks the water, like …

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How to tackle double bedtime when you’ve got a toddler and a baby—and there’s only one adult home

Photo: Stocksy United One of the most daunting moments in my four-plus years of parenting thus far was the first time I had to tackle bedtime alone, with both kids. I was lucky—my husband was almost always home before 7 pm to help with our three year old, while I …

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Why toddlers put stuff up their nose

Photo: istock Pomegranate seeds. They seemed like a good idea at the time. They were a new food that my toddler was trying. (Score!) They were nutritious. (Hello, vitamins B and C!) And even better, they were tiny enough not to be choking hazards. (My biggest worry!) My toddler was …

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