Learn more about the resources and ideas for toddlers.

Should a Preschooler Have Chores?


Q: What chores are appropriate for a four-year-old to start doing on a regular basis? A: This is a great question because it shows that you realize your four-year-old can—and should—contribute to the family’s upkeep.

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A Toddler Who Hits


Q: Our 27-month-old son who goes to a child care center in a Bible study once per week is hitting and pushing other babies in the class. He specifically hits the younger kids either with

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Can a Toddler Learn From Consequences?


Q: What is an appropriate way to punish a 17-month-old for being bad, i.e. deliberately disobeying when I tell him not to do something? Is time out appropriate for this age? If it is how

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Emotional Rollercoaster


Q: During many play activities, our 4-year-old daughter becomes quite emotional about anything she perceives she cannot do. This could be creating something out of Play-Doh, trying to draw something or throwing a ball. She

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How to Help a Bullied Toddler


Q: My guy just turned two and has been in daycare since he was 12 weeks old. My husband and I both work full time and right now, it’s the only option. We love his

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Ticket Method for Toddlers?


Q: For misbehavior, we’re keen on the ‘tickets’ strategy for major offenses. However my twins are under 3 (almost 31 months). Is it possible to use Tickets for children under the age of 3? I

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Freedom Goes to a Two Year Old’s Head


Q: My 2-year-old recently transitioned from crib to bed. The freedom seems to be more than he can handle, and he has taken to destroying the bedroom he shares with his 3-year-old brother. Of course

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Mothers and Daughters


As a daughter (and a mother of daughters), I have firsthand knowledge of the complicated relationship between moms and daughters. As one with two sisters (and a brother) more than a decade older than me—and

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