is important to a child’s development, but knowing how and when to discipline can be a parenting challenge. Setting clear rules and limits, establishing consequences, and being fair and consistent with follow-through is vital to helping children learn self-control and manage behavior. Constructive and appropriate discipline doesn’t just improve behavior at home—it teaches a child how to manage frustrations and challenges throughout life.

Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something NewWe’re thinking of getting our 16-month-old son a cardboard box for Christmas. Maybe we’ll throw in some of those Styrofoam peanuts for kicks. Because, we wonder, if our toddler gets the same amount of enjoyment from a pile of ripped-up...

Is Your Toddler a Bully?

Is Your Toddler a Bully?

Is Your Toddler a Bully? There was a time where I struggled with labels for my son’s behavior. As I previously wrote about here, he was acting like a 2-year-old jerk for a while there. Of course, I knew he didn’t have the capability to be mean on purpose, but I wanted...