Social Development

Is your toddler's social development up to snuff? Learn how to improve your child's social development by organizing playdates, teaching him how to share, and more. Plus tips for helping shy kids too.

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TikTok Mom Points Out That Not All 'Big Feelings' Are the Same
Real talk: A broken banana is not the same as a family emergency. One TikToker explains how to validate all big feelings while keeping things in perspective.
Social Emotional Learning is Essential for Child Development—Here’s How to Teach It at Home
Social emotional learning (SEL) teaches important life skills like managing emotions, building relationships, and making decisions. Learn about the benefits of SEL and how to incorporate it into your child’s everyday life.
36 Questions to Ask Toddlers to Get Them Talking
Learn about your little one and deepen your connection with fun conversations by asking these silly, insightful, and thoughtful questions.
14 Ways to Build Your Child's Social Skills From Home
While replicating social skills learning without the help of classmates and peers may seem tricky, these easy activities focused on listening, interacting, and storytelling will keep your kids socially engaged all day long even at home.
Seeing My Postpartum Body Through My Toddler's Eyes Boosted My Self-Esteem
My 2-year-old daughter's innocent, healthy self-image helped me re-adjust the way I think about myself all because of one endearing gesture. 
Your Toddler's Possessive Phase, Explained
This possessive phase may be challenging, but it can give you insight into your toddler's growing mind.
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2-Year-Old Wins the Internet With Awesome Response to Cashier Who Questioned Her Choice of Doll
All hail little Sophia, who totally gets that people are more alike than different.
Reluctant Hugs: Why You Shouldn't Force Kids to Show Physical Affection
Teaching consent is just as important for your toddler as it is for your teenager.
French Retailer Calls for Gender-Free Christmas in Powerful New Ad

A new Christmas ad reminds us kids don't care if toys are for boys or girls.