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.

Common Time-Out Mistakes and How to Solve Them

Could this classic discipline technique actually make the situation worse? Learn what experts recommend, including a new and improved five-step technique for giving time-outs.

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 Cheating Child

Why so many kids cheat, and how to help them stop.

The Surprising Secret to Raising a Well-Behaved Kid

The key to smart discipline is simple: Set clear expectations up front for how you want your child to behave. Then it's up to them to be in control of their actions.

Split Personality: Why Toddlers Behave With One Parent

Does your little one go with the flow around Dad--but put up a fight with you? We have ways to deal.

How to Deal with the 'Terrible Twos'

Welcome to the terrible twos: a time when outbursts of "no!" dominate your child's vocabulary. Keep in mind her actions are not acts of defiance directed toward you; she's developing independence and learning how to express frustration. Here are a few tips on how to cope.

The Secret Language of Toddlers: What Their Behaviors Mean

Two-year-olds act out their emotions in some pretty bizarre ways. Let us help you crack the toddler behavior code.

Whine? Not! Four Ways to Deal with Whining Children

We've got advice about teaching your preschooler to find less annoying ways to get what she wants.

More Bad News About Flame Retardants: They May Make Your Kid a Bully

A new study says the fire-resistant products in your home may be the cause of aggressive behavior in your children.

Toddlers 101: Understanding Toddler Development

Your baby has become a toddler -- how did this happen so quickly? Find out what to milestones and behaviors to expect during the toddler years.

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake Are All of Us When Our Kids Hit the Terrible Twos

The superstar couple shared their son's early entry into the terrible twos on the Oscar red carpet.

Gender Nonconformity: My Advice to Parents of Girly Boys

Popular blogger and now author, Lori Duron, shares parenting lessons she's learned from raising a gender creative child.

Quiz: Are You Raising a Spoiled Brat?

No one wants to raise a spoiled brat. But how do you know if you are? Take our quiz and find out if your little one is a terror-in-the-making.

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The Lasting Impact of the Early Childhood Years

The experiences children have during their first five years have a tremendous impact on the development of their brains, their health, and their future as adults.

How to Help Your Highly Sensitive Child

Some kids seem to cry over practically everything, but that's not always a bad thing.

10 #Goals On Your Toddler's To-Do List This Year

What fresh mischief will your toddler get up to this year? The new year brings a whole new bucket of opportunities for your toddler to test boundaries.

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.

Wacky Toddler Behavior: Toddler Obsessions

Your child's endless fascination with red cars or fairies is amusing, but is it normal?

How Toddlers Really Think: Understanding and Reasoning 101

What to do with your irrational, tempestuous 2-year-old!

When One Parent Is Favored

You suspect that your child will want nothing to do with you once he's a teenager. But it can come as a shock when your toddler or preschooler tells you to take a hike.

Why Toddlers Always Say "No!"

Suddenly, your child has opinions about everything. Find out why that's a good thing.

Exploring "Down There"

Three- and 4-year-olds are often fascinated with (and more than happy to reveal) their private parts. Here's why.

14 Reasons to Love the 'Terrible Twos'

Two-year-olds get a bad rap, but they're actually at a prime age for self-discovery and memory. Here, 'terrible twos' symptoms that aren't bad at all.

Why Are Toddlers So Moody?

Laughing one minute, crying the next. How to deal with ever-changing toddler emotions.

Bratty Behavior Explained

Read on for the real reasons behind your child's bratty behavior.

Wacky Toddler Behavior: Stuck on Loveys

If your kid has been dragging around the same tattered blanket or beat-up bear for weeks now, she's not alone. Find out why kids hold onto loveys and how to deal with it.