Parenting Preschoolers & Toddlers

Toddlers and preschoolers are fun, energetic, creative and constantly growing and learning. Parenting a toddler or preschool-age child can have even the most patient and experienced parent or caregiver searching for tips and advice to help with a variety of needs, from keeping curious youngsters safe, to maintaining a consistent nap time and bed time, to correctly handling imaginary friends, missed milestones, tantrums and more. You’ll find articles and opinion pieces written by early education professionals, caregivers and parents of preschoolers.

Toddler Sharing: Is Your Child in the MINE Stage?

Toddler Sharing: Is Your Child in the MINE Stage?

Two Toddlers Sharing Do you have problems with your toddler sharing at play dates? Are you dealing with territorial battles? Problems with sharing are part of normal development in toddlers, but parents can foster sharing skills in young children with a few learning opportunities and offering praise along the way. Since toddlers naturally want to mimic adults, begin early by modeling behavior. As an example, if you are eating a cookie, break it in half and give part to your toddler while explaining that you are sharing this cookie with him.
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