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Self-control means being able to express and cope with strong emotions in appropriate ways—for a toddler, this may mean saying “I’m mad at you” instead of biting. Self-control also involves thinking skills, as we decide which of our impulses to act on. Developing self-control begins at birth and continues across […]

Help Your Child Develop Self-Control






The late Dr. Benjamin Spock, who wrote the perennial best seller, Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care, was severely criticized for his laissez-faire approach to child rearing. He was blamed for weakening parental authority and producing an entire generation of disrespectful and unruly children. To the man on the street, […]

How to Raise a Brat













Each day many people submit reader questions to be answered on our Toddler Approved Facebook page. Parents often ask for tips regarding toddlers who throw sippy cups and toys or throw food or other objects. A few weeks ago my toddler started throwing things at people. Today I am going […]

How Do I Stop My Toddler from Throwing Things!





As both mom and educator, I fare better the more I follow John Holt’s two words of advice—“Trust children.” It’s easier said than done, though. Young children are disorderly, ever changing, and focus on the craziest things. To boot, many of us feel extraordinary pressure to raise and educate them […]

Let ‘Em Spin! They’re Learning.