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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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.
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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.
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Why Chores Matter

By giving your kids chores from the time they are little, they’ll grow up wanting to pitch in. Just don’t expect it to make less work for you—at least at first.
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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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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.
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More Behavioral Development

11 Weird Things Your Toddler Does, Explained

What's really going on in your toddler's little head when she shoves peas in her ear, guzzles bathwater, or strips naked in the store? We asked experts to interpret little kids' oddest behaviors and give advice on the sanest ways to handle them.
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How to Stop a Toddler from Hitting

Does your toddler start swinging his fists at the first sign of frustration? Here's how to handle a little slugger.
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How the Royals Teach Their Children to Behave So Well in Church (It's All About Rehearsal!)

To many, the idea of 10 small children serving as bridesmaids and page boys at a wedding sounds like a recipe for disaster. But Meghan Markle and Prince Harry went for it anyway—and everyone behaved just fine.