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Behavior & Development

Our expert advice helps you support your toddler’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development and deal with behavioral issues in constructive ways.

Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child

Parenting Your Strong-Willed Child

Do you have a strong-willed child? You’re lucky! Strong willed children can be a challenge when they’re young, but if sensitively parented, they become terrific teens and young adults. Self-motivated and inner-directed, they go after what they want and are almost impervious to peer pressure. As long as parents resist the impulse to “break their will,” strong-willed kids often become leaders.

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Gender Stereotypes Don’t Need To Dictate Your Child’s After-School Activities (or Toys)

Gender Stereotypes Don’t Need To Dictate Your Child’s After-School Activities (or Toys)

Raise your hand if you’re tired of gender stereotypes influencing what activities your kids do after school and what toys they play with 🙋‍♀️

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Gross Motor Skills: Milestones To Look For & The 12 Toys This Montessori Teacher Swears By

Gross Motor Skills: Milestones To Look For & The 12 Toys This Montessori Teacher Swears By

We all know physical play is important, but do you know what milestones to look for when it comes to babies and children developing gross motor skills? Read these tips from Montessori Educator, Christina Clemer, to help your child gain the physical and cognitive development needed to climb, swing, run, skip, jump and play all day! She’s also sharing the 12 toys she absolutely swears by.

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