10 ways your toddler can help in the kitchen

photo:iStockphoto It’s easy to hand your toddler a tablet or phone to distract them while you to cook dinner. But instead of letting them swipe and tap the time away, how about getting them to pour, stir and measure? Toddlers love to help in the kitchen. If they start at a …

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5 tantrum triggers for preschoolers and how to deal with them

photo:iStockphoto There’s a reason kids freak out over things adults are able to take in stride, and it’s called the frontal lobe—a.k.a. the part of the brain that regulates, inhibits and prioritizes our reactions. And it takes a full 25 years to fully develop. “I tell all of my parents …

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28 spooky (but fun!) Halloween books for kids

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How to deal with toddler sleep regressions

Photo: iStockPhoto At 18 months old, my third son started skipping naps. I put him in his room at the same time every afternoon, but instead of sleeping, he occupied himself by pulling every book off his bookshelf, scattering stuffed animals around the room and yelling for me to LET …

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4 tricks for disciplining a toddler

Photo: Cynthia Perez Photography Sophia just wanted to climb. Shortly after her first birthday, she was so excited with her new mobility that she didn’t care if it was stairs or a bookcase—if it was scalable, she wanted to try. She needed to try. And that’s the rub. Sophia was …

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