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.

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    10 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.

    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.

    20 Best-Ever Potty Training Tips

    Trust us -- we know these top tips work! We tapped the experts -- Parents.com readers, who swear by each and every one.

    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.

    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?

    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!

    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 potty with songs and stickers or one to blend into your bathroom decor, we tested the latest potties to help you choose the best toilet training gear.

    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.

    11 Fun Activities for 1-Year-Olds

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

    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.

    6 Ways Preschoolers Can Celebrate Earth Day

    Teach your little ones the importance of keeping the earth clean and preserving its natural resources with these easy activities for preschoolers.

    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.