Daily Archives: April 15, 2017







The frontal lobe of the brain (located behind the forehead) handles all thought and voluntary behavior such as walking, speech, and problem solving, and some aspects of emotion. Development in this area really takes off between six and 12 months, when your baby becomes more mobile and verbal. To learn […]

Brain Development: Frontal Lobe


Recently a Toddler Approved reader asked for help regarding transitions for her two-year-old. Her child melted down into a tantrum after library story time despite warnings that it was time to leave. Today I’m going to share some strategies I’ve used and some other ideas that other readers and parenting […]

Tips for Successfully Leaving an Activity With a Toddler



Getting kids to eat new foods sounds simple enough (“Just take one bite”). But parents and caretakers know that for many children, new foods — with their new appearances, smells, tastes, textures, temperatures and names — can be scary. How can you develop positive relationships with food instead of mealtime […]

8 Ways to Get Picky Eaters to Become More Adventurous