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Toddlers & Preschoolers

Raising a toddler can feel like a roller coaster ride as you follow their extreme highs and lows. Use our tools and tips to even out the terrain. Find out how to deal with picky eaters, master potty training and avoid common discipline mistakes.

Totally Toddlers

You have just a few minutes—seconds even!—before your toddler's emotions boil over into a tantrum. Here's how to help them simmer down. ... more
Don't forget to ask yourself these crucial questions when you're evaluating childcare centers for your little one. ... more
Keep these photos of kids private to keep them safe from embarrassment and harm ... more
We've found 10 activities geared toward tiny toddlers—1 and 2 years old—that are safe, fun and sure to tire out your tot by bedtime. ... more
My son, Brian, was a late talker, but the moment he started to talk was the moment our relationship deepened. I love our talks in the glow of a nightlight. ... more
I can't pinpoint when it actually happened, but my hyper-emotional—and sometimes unmanageable—toddler has turned into my pint-sized buddy. ... more
"You will seriously be spending all waking hours with your child for three days," "3-Day Potty Training" author says. ... more
Potty training is a trip for any parent, but when it's time to ditch the diapers, there are some definite differences between girls and boys. From sitting versus standing to when your little one will likely show signs of readiness,... more
Potty training can be stressful. But it doesn't have to be. Here is how I hosted a "Pee Pee Peace Treaty" in our home and ensured that our potty training experience was as relaxed and peaceful as possible. ... more
"Swim lessons are recommended as soon as a child can sit up on their own....It only increases their comfort and their awareness," says Olympic gold medalist Jessica Hardy. ... more