The Effects of Lockdown on Young Kids And What We Can Do About It
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The Effects of Lockdown on Young Kids And What We Can Do About It

Parents today are doing what no other generation of parents has ever done before in human history. They are parenting with all the challenges and worries of the pandemic, from health and economic issues to dealing with bereavement to pandemic fatigue. At the same time, never before in history has there been so much stress…

Five Ways To Boost Your Child’s Self-Worth
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Five Ways To Boost Your Child’s Self-Worth

Self-esteem will play a crucial role in how your toddler will handle setbacks, peer pressure, and other challenges throughout life when they grow older. Self-esteem or self-worth is defined as how much you appreciate and like yourself regardless of the circumstances. Children with self-esteem feel liked and accepted, confident, feel proud of what they can…

Teaching Resilience in Early Childhood: A Guide for Parents
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Teaching Resilience in Early Childhood: A Guide for Parents

How do we raise resilient children? As a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, I’m often asked this question. Fortunately, scientists have studied all about teaching resilience in early childhood, so we have a lot of experience and research evidence to guide us. If you’ve been worried about how to raise your child to be resilient, you’re…

What is Temperament, and What Does It Mean for Toddler Parenting?

What is Temperament, and What Does It Mean for Toddler Parenting?

What is temperament? What is it important in toddler parenting? You see, sometimes there’s this unreasonable expectation for all kids to act according to some “model” behavior, or for kids to be happy and friendly all the time.⁠ But this isn’t the case. There is no one “ideal” personality. Researchers have found that even at…