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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.

Two upset kids sitting outdoors

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.

baby dressed as a watermelon

Can my 15-month-old eat pineapple?

Yes, your 15-month-old should be able to eat pineapple without issues. The key is cutting the pineapple into small pieces in case they were to swallow it whole.

Little Girl Opening Gifts

Developmentally-appropriate gifts for young children

While the ideal gift depends on a child’s preferences and interests, there are a few things to keep in mind when buying developmentally-appropriate gifts.