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If You Understand These 3 Things About Toddlers, They'll Be Much Better Behaved

Shifting to this view of toddlerhood has amazing benefits.

Toddler Girl Tantrum Upset

One way to have better interactions with your toddler? Offer her ways she can contribute meaningfully.

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Our culture portrays toddlerhood as a time of . However, this age-old cultural paradigm has it all wrong. From 12 to 36 months, kids are transitioning from one-sided relationships to mutually responsive ones with

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