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.

14 Ways to Tame Your Kid's Tantrums

The smart parent's guide to coping with your kid's fits.

Bye-Bye Binky: Ending the Pacifier Habit

It's your child's first love, and the breakup can be tough. Survive the pacifier weaning stage with these tried-and-true tactics.

How Serious Is That Cough? 7 Bad Coughs to Worry About

Don't assume your toddler's cough is just a cold--it could be something more threatening. Here's what to look for and what to do.

The 20 Best Snacks for Kids

Toss out the junk food and start making snack time fun again! See how these 20 kid-friendly ingredients can turn into healthy homemade snacks. Try the low-calorie snack recipes that will keep your kids happy and healthy.

All-Natural Cold & Cough Remedies

It's miserable to watch your kid suffer through sickness. Help her feel better with these home remedies for coughs and colds.

Mom's Viral Message: My Child Is Not Required to Share With Yours

For this mama, it's about teaching her son to have boundaries, not to share with everyone he meets. Do you agree or disagree?

Is Miralax Safe for Kids? Experts Explain

Some parents report seeing "horrifying" changes in their children who took the popular laxative. Here's what the experts have to say about Miralax for kids.

Quiz: Could Your Child Have ADD/ADHD?

Attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) can create problems for children at home, in school, and in social situations. Find out if your child is showing symptoms of ADD/ADHD.

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Early Signs of Autism

This video from the Kennedy Krieger Institute, in Baltimore, features three children who show early signs of autism spectrum disorder playing with toys and interacting and communicating with others. It compares the footage on each of these children to that of typical children in the same situations. aIt helps parents to articulate to their pediatrician any behaviors that concern them,ay says Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders.

How to Potty Train in 3 Days

Follow seven easy steps to potty train your child in just one weekend!

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.

10 Reasons Your Toddler's Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing

Believe it or not, temper tantrums are an important part of your toddler's emotional health and well-being.

7 Tips for Disciplining Your Toddler

Keep your kids in line with these simple strategies.

How to Handle Head Injuries

These head injuries can appear way worse -- or much more harmless -- than they are. So take our crash course in what to look for the next time your child hurts herself.

35 Ways to Keep Your Kids Cold-Free

Chicken soup really works, antibiotics aren't the answer, and other key info you need to survive the coughing and sneezing season.

The Best Potty Training Toilet Chairs and Seats

Whether you're looking for a toddler potty seat with songs and stickers or one to blend into your bathroom decor, we tested the best training toilets to help you have bathroom success at home and when traveling.

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.

Are You Expecting Too Much From Your Toddler?

A national survey shows most parents believe their toddlers have the capacity for more control of their emotions than is developmentally possible at their age.

Quiz: Is It Time to Start Potty Training?

Potty-training readiness occurs at a different age for every child. Find out if it's time to ease your child out of diapers and onto the potty!

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Handwriting: Starter Tips

Advice to help your child learn to recognize letters and write them properly.

How Birth Order Affects Your Child's Personality and Behavior

Whether you're firstborn, middle child, last-born, or only child, birth order can have a big effect on your personality and behavior.

11 Fun Activities for 1-Year-Olds

These indoor activities are designed to boost your 1-year-old's growing skills.

'My Stomach Hurts': Common Causes and Cures for Tummy Trouble

Although you can usually tell if your child's caught a stomach bug -- she'll have vomiting or diarrhea that lasts 24 to 48 hours -- you should know these other common causes of tummy trouble, and how you can help her feel better.