Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Black father bending to greet modestly-dressed toddler daughter on beach

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Why Toddler Modesty?

Ashleigh Slater

Parents can teach toddlers about modesty, which builds an understanding and lays a foundation for future discussions.

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4 Ways to Calm Toddler Tantrums

Ashleigh Slater

There are few things more humiliating for parents than public tantrums by their children. Here are four ways to help your young child resolve frustration by teaching him to be independent in a healthy way.

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Mom using finger puppets with her toddler who is in a high chair

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Your Social Baby

Todd Cartmell

Social development is important in every stage of childhood, even the first three years of a child's life. Find age-appropriate ways you can promote healthy social interaction with your child.

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Mother grimacing at baby in crib

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Bonding With Your Baby

Amber Van Schooneveld

When connecting with your newborn isn't your natural response

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When Your Toddler Misbehaves

Shannon Medisky

What do you do when your toddler acts out? Try these four successful ways to get through these trying times and perhaps avoid a meltdown—both yours and your toddler's.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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The Power of an Ultrasound

A picture worth a thousand words. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Generation Snack

According to a new report by Health Affairs, kids today are taking in significantly more calories from snack foods than they did in the 1970s.  Statistics show that half of American children snack four times a day, and that some kids are eating almost constantly, with as many as ten snacks a day.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

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Practical Advice for Expectant Parents

Our guests address the common concerns of moms- and dads-to-be, and explain how a couple can be intentional about their marriage – both during pregnancy and after the birth of their baby.

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Mom with head in hands on couch while two children sit back-to-back with arms crossed in front of her

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Stop Refereeing Your Preschoolers!

Megan Hill

Being the police, detective, mediator and judge for every squabble poorly equips our children for independence. Instead, we should invest time teaching our children to keep the peace. 

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Post-Birth Career Decisions

These are decisions you make together as a couple. One of the biggest decisions an expectant couple will make is deciding on the working arrangements following the birth of a baby.

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Newborns

Feeling sad after your baby arrives? Find out if you're clinically depressed or just singing the blues.

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First-Time Expectant Parents

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First-Time, Expectant Parents

If you and your spouse are expecting your first baby, you will face a lot of challenges. But it will all be worth it.

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Toddlerhood

Sippy cups, playgroups and lots of energy — welcome to the world of toddlers, where everyday is an adventure!

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Preschoolers

During the coming months you will have an important window of opportunity to lay foundations that will affect the rest of your preschooler's life.

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