Social Development

Is your toddler's social development up to snuff? Learn how to improve your child's social development by organizing playdates, teaching him how to share, and more. Plus tips for helping shy kids too.

Helping Baby Kick the Bottle

Quick tips to help your toddler say bye-bye to the bottle.

Taming the Terrible Twos

Understanding your child's defiant behavior is the first step to knowing how to handle it.

Helping Your Toddler Understand Feelings

Help your child understand--and deal with--her changing emotions.

Establishing Toddler Routines

Want your child to stay calm and cooperate? A set schedule could be your secret weapon.

How to Encourage Social and Emotional Development: 18-24 Months

Playdates, games and explaining to your child about his emotions are essential to the social and emotional development of your toddler. Jamie Loehr M.D. and Jen Meyers, authors of "Raising Your Child," provide more activities to enhance your toddler's social and emotional development.

Activities to Encourage Social & Emotional Development:12-18 Months

Jamie Loehr, M.D. and Jen Meyers, authors of "Raising Your Child," say doing these simple activities with your toddler will improve both social and emotional development.

10 Precious Toddler Milestones Your Doctor Won't Ask About

No, these aren't the textbook developments--but they're the ones that melt your heart.

Creative Ways to Teach Sharing

It's mine! He can't have it! Give it to me! Sound familiar? We've got some tips to make mastering the art of sharing a lot less stressful for both of you!

Saying Goodbye: Talking to Kids About Death

Death is very difficult for young children to understand, and it can be tough for parents to explain. The best advice: Keep your answers as short and simple as possible, and use these responses as a model.

Brave New Child: 8 Smart Ways to Teach Independence, Self-Confidence & Resilience

If you're like me, the notion of "risk-taking" kids conjures up images of broken bones -- or even worse. Yet whether it's a baby tasting a spoonful of strained spinach, a toddler taking her first steps, or a preschooler telling the truth about a mess he's made, all kids need a courageous spirit to adjust to the surefire changes that come along with growing up.

Routines Matter: 4 Ways to Set a Smart Toddler Schedule

Tired of always doing the same old, same old? Your toddler's not!

What's Your Toddler's Personality Type?

Identify your child's temperament, then work it to bring out her personal best.

Social Development Milestones: Ages 1 to 4

Not sure if your child is on the right track for developing social skills? Be on the lookout for these indicators.

Listen Up! 5 Games to Get Your Toddler to Listen

Make it fun for your child to pay attention to directions with these five games.

First Friends: Toddlers and Stuffed Animals

Toddlers get attached to dolls, puppets, and stuffed animals -- and with good reason. These toys teach them important skills.

Helping a Shy Child

A surprising number of preschoolers who are chatty and confident at home become clingy in social situations. Here's how to help.

Moms Respond: How Did You Wean Your Child off a Pacifier?

Readers offer up pacifier-weaning advice.

Managing Your Preschooler's Shyness

He may prefer watching the action instead of joining in, but you can still gently coax him out of his shell.

Best Toddler Classes

Help your child develop his intellectual, physical, social, and emotional skills by enrolling him in a toddler learning class.

5 Qualities to Nurture in Your Child

Learn the essential traits of happy and successful children.

10 ADD/ADHD Myths

Confused about exactly what Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) really are? Here are 10 common myths -- and the scientific facts to dispel them -- that surround these conditions, now both referred to in the medical community as ADHD.

Letting Kids Choose What They Wear

Is your child laying down the law about her clothing choices? Don't let it ruin your mornings!

Sore Loser: Teach Kids Good Sportsmanship

If your child puts up a fight when he's not in first place, these smart moves will teach him to play fair.

Bye-Bye, Binky: Weaning Baby Off of Pacifier

My daughter turned me into a pacifier proselytizer. Then I had to help her quit.