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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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 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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More Behavioral Development

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. 
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.

Your Toddler's Possessive Phase, Explained

This possessive phase may be challenging, but it can give you insight into your toddler’s growing mind.