Behavioral Development

Knowing how to relate to your toddler helps nurture good behavior. Here you'll learn about his behavioral development from the terrible twos to sudden crying and everything in between. We'll also show you how to teach children to be grateful.

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The CDC Updated Their Developmental Milestones for Kids—Here's What Parents Need to Know
The CDC has revised the developmental milestone checklist for children, but experts raise the alarm on new changes that may cause more harm than good.
My Kids Seem So Stressed—What Can I Do to Create a Calmer Household?
This past year has cranked up the stress and anxiety for most families. Fortunately, you can take steps to be the champion of calm in the household, teaching your children important skills that will help now and in the future. Parents.com's "Ask Your Mom" columnist, Emily Edlynn, Ph.D., shares how.
5 Expert Tips to Help Your Sensitive Child Navigate an Overwhelming World
There are many benefits to being a highly sensitive person. Here's how to help your child manage their deep feelings in ways that also teach them coping skills.
Meditation for Kids: A Beginner's Guide
Meditation can help kids read and respond to internal signals of stress before their developing brains and bodies give in to a full-blown tantrum. The key is intuiting what your child needs to come back into balance and giving him or her the tools to practice.
22 Chore Ideas for Every Type of Kid
Find a chore your kid loves to do, and start a habit of wanting to help out that'll last a lifetime.
Why Your Toddler Does Not Need to Share With Others
It turns out we've been wrong about that 'sharing is caring' motto. The authors of Terrific Toddlers explain how to prevent your little one from being selfish, and telling them to share is not the best answer.
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More Behavioral Development

What Science Really Says About the Differences Between Boys and Girls
We've been told our little boys are naturally more active and aggressive, our girls innately more caring and cooperative—but some experts beg to differ.
I'm Raising a Son With a Mood Disorder—Here's What Works for Us
For Kristin Harlan, finding the right help for her son was a long and difficult process—but it paid off.
Why the Key to Treating ADHD Goes Beyond Medication

Most kids who've been diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder aren't getting the right mix of medication and behavioral management that can make all the difference.