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Turn the Terrible Twos into Something Terrific

Eight tips for maintaining your sanity with a toddler

by: Joanne Baum

You're no longer operating in a totally sleep-deprived state and rarely have spit up on your clothes, but now your child is beginning to voice her concerns, needs and wants with actual words–and sometimes more forcefully than others. Occasionally, you find yourself wishing she came equipped with a "pause" button.
    Not to worry–all parents find themselves in the same position: loving most of it and wondering, at times, what they've gotten themselves into. Here are eight tips to help see you through those tricky days of toddlerdom:

Baby Tantrum Tamers

Baby tantrums are different from those of older siblings. Here's why they happen and how to deal.

by: Elizabeth Pantley

Your baby's first tantrum can come as a shock, but don't take it personally. Baby tantrums are normal and, once you recognize the triggers, you can prevent the screaming from starting in the first place.

Is Your Baby on the Right Track?

Check out these major first-year milestones

by: Nancy Ripton

Does your baby blow you away with how fast he’s learning to do cool stuff, like hold his head up by himself? Milestones are developmental stages that (usually) happen naturally. Here are the main ones to watch for – and what you can do to help your baby master them.

Baby's Developmental Milestones

From crawling to saying his first words, learning when to expect your baby's milestones can help you adjust to his changing needs.

by: Nancy Ripton

We all want our kids to have the brains of Einstein, the coordination of Michael Jordan and the grace of a prima ballerina, but just because your baby reaches a milestone ahead of schedule doesn't mean he's headed for greatness. (If he's a little slower getting there, that's usually no biggie either.) Tracking milestones can be helpful in gauging appropriate playtime, providing a safe environment and exposing potential problems. Here's how to monitor your baby's progress:

Is your child old enough to watch TV?

How much TV is okay for your child and what age should they start

by: Elizabeth Pantley

It’s hard to find an infant or toddler who hasn’t watched at least some TV, but is it good for them? Here’s how to decide when it’s okay to let your children watch TV and how to get the most from children’s television programming.

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