Toddlers & Preschoolers

Your child is growing up and on his way to becoming a preschooler. He's proving he has a mind of his own. Here you'll learn about toddler development, how to discipline a toddler, potty training, the terrible twos, and much more.

36 Questions to Ask Toddlers to Get Them Talking

Learn about your little one and deepen your connection with fun conversations by asking these silly, insightful, and thoughtful questions.
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How to Create the Perfect Calm-Down Corner at Home

A calm-down corner can not only diffuse tantrums in the making, but a soothing spot designed just for your toddler or preschooler can also help them learn valuable skills for regulating his or her emotions.
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A Parent’s Guide to Temper Tantrums

Temper tantrums can make you question your parenting technique, but they’re actually a normal part of toddlerhood. Read about the causes of toddler tantrums, and learn how to deal with the most common types of misbehavior.
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What Kids Learn from Water Play and 7 Fun Activities to Try This Summer

Playing with water is not only fun, but it can improve a child’s physical and cognitive development. Here's why you should spend time splashing around this summer, plus easy activities for every day of the week.
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The 3 Best Behavior Charts for Kids of All Ages

Behavior charts track a child’s actions to encourage positive conduct. Learn how to use three different behavior charts for kids: sticker charts, color charts, and weekly points charts.
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The Right Way to Set Up a Reward System for Kids

Reward systems rely on positive reinforcement to encourage good behavior. Here's how to make reward systems work for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged kids.
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30 Best-Ever Potty Training Tips

Trust us—we know these top tips work! We tapped the experts—everyone from Parents.com readers to doctors—who spilled their secrets on getting your toddler potty trained in no time.
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Stop Asking Me About My Child's Milestones, Especially Now

Every child will create their own milestone timeline. Period. Add a pandemic, and that timeline may shift more, but here’s why that’s OK according to experts.