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.

Learning to Say "I'm Sorry"

Taking the blame can be tough for kids of all ages. Here's how to teach your child to say "I'm sorry."

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.

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.

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.

Helping Baby Kick the Bottle

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

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!

Big Mouth: Embarrassing Things That Kids Say

Preschoolers don't hold anything back -- even in public. Fortunately, there are ways to curb their enthusiasm.

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.

Simple Ways to Boost Your Child's Self-Esteem

Dos and don'ts for raising a confident kid.

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.

Best Toddler Classes

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

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.

4 Things You Should Know About Gender Stereotypes in Kids' Toys

The importance of gender-neutral toys for boys and girls goes beyond just being politically correct.

Ever Wonder What Your Child's Imaginary Friend Looks Like? Then You Have to See These Photos

Two moms and artists create stunning photos featuring the creatures of their children's imagination.

5 Qualities to Nurture in Your Child

Learn the essential traits of happy and successful children.

Establishing Toddler Routines

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

How to Help Your Shy Child

Is your preschooler attached to your hip every time you go to a birthday party or dinner at a friend's? We can help!

Letting Kids Choose What They Wear

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

Bye-Bye, Binky: Weaning Baby Off of Pacifier

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

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.

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