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5 Tips for Stress-Free Toddler Activities

5 Tips for Stress-Free Toddler Activities

Has this happened to you? You Google “activities for toddlers” or look it up on Pinterest.You see hundreds – maybe even thousands – of beautiful and interesting looking activities. They use nice keywords like “sensory play” or “brain development”.You download a few of...

Your Toddler’s Language Development

Your Toddler’s Language Development

My one-year-old doesn’t have any words, not even “mama.” At that age, my niece could already say “ball” and “book”! Should I be worried?My two-year-old seems to understand what I say, but he’s not yet talking. What should I do?I’m not a native English speaker. I want...

What to Do When Your Toddler Hits

What to Do When Your Toddler Hits

Hitting behavior in toddlers is common, but can be very stressful for parents who don’t know how to cope with it. If your toddler has hit someone else, take heart. Just like tantrums, it does NOT mean you're a bad mom. It does NOT mean your child will grow up to be a...

How to Share Your Faith With Your Kids

How to Share Your Faith With Your Kids

Why Should I Share My Faith with My Kids? Children are the ultimate blessing. As parents, we each have a responsibility to raise our children to be the greatest versions of themselves.  The world today can be a difficult place. Raising your children in an environment...

How to Read to Your Toddler (And What to Expect)

How to Read to Your Toddler (And What to Expect)

This post contains affiliate links. Ah, reading! We found that many moms wonder about how soon they should begin reading to their toddlers, and when they should start teaching them to read.  Let’s get this clear: reading to your toddler is NOT the same as...

Benefits of Reading to Your Toddler

Benefits of Reading to Your Toddler

If you’ve been wondering if all that reading out loud to your toddler has been doing any good, we can assure you, yes, it has! You’re totally not alone to wonder that either.  Reading to our kids helps them build important lifelong skills, such as language,...

Learning Through Play for Toddlers

Learning Through Play for Toddlers

Being a mom, especially a toddler mom, can be overwhelming. So many decisions to make everyday, all day. As a developmental pediatrician, I am here to tell you that there can be some peace from the chaos. It doesn’t involve spending tons of money on toys, or even...

Why Does My Toddler Throw Toys Instead of Playing With Them?

Why Does My Toddler Throw Toys Instead of Playing With Them?

If wondering why your toddler seems to love throwing toys instead of playing with them, you're not alone. This is very common toddler behavior. We’ve all been there. You hand your toddler a gorgeous new toy to play with. Instantly, she pitches it to the floor like it...

Help! My Two-Year-Old Won’t Sit During Mealtimes

Help! My Two-Year-Old Won’t Sit During Mealtimes

It can be frustrating if you have a two-year-old who won't sit during meals. We know that mealtimes are an important time to connect with family during a busy day. Having a two-year-old myself, I understand that getting our children to sit down and stay seated can be...

Young Kids and Screen Time: Striking a Healthy Screen Time Balance

Young Kids and Screen Time: Striking a Healthy Screen Time Balance

As a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, I get asked a wide range of questions about what's "right" for kids at this age or that age. One of the most common topics is about toddlers and screen time. It can be hard for parents to know what's a healthy screen...

5 Tips to Stop Kids from Getting Bored with Their Toys

5 Tips to Stop Kids from Getting Bored with Their Toys

It’s a headache most parents will get at some point.  You buy your child this amazing new toy. Maybe it's even something they’ve been on about for ages.  They take one look at it and either abandon it completely, or play with it for only five minutes. Then...

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