Crying toddler with older brother and mother

My toddler is often violent with his siblings

There are many simple behavioral strategies and techniques that can effectively curb violent toddler behaviors in a relatively short period of time.

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Why does my kid cry when we try to play with her?

Tara Brennan, PsyD, answers a reader’s question about why her child gets upset during physical play, and why this is normal.

mom and daughter having a tea party

My child wants me to pretend to be her boyfriend. Is this normal?

Pretend play can be a safe and developmentally appropriate way for children to explore ideas and learn from playmates.

Little girl in the bathroom

How can I help my daughter potty train with underwear/pull ups?

The key to successful potty training is not rushing anything and following the lead of the child.

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My toddler does not understand that her friends shouldn’t hit her. Help!

For young children, the best way to stop a behavior that you do not like is to provide positive attention and praise for the opposite of that behavior.