Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Dad lying on his back and holding his baby overhead as they look into each other's eyes

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Parenting Bonds

When you take your newborn home, you may be overwhelmed by your love for your infant, or you may not feel anything at all. Either way, it's OK. Read why.

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Little girl with painted fingernails and wearing a little gold crown, laughing

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A Princess of Purpose

Karen H. Whiting

Encourage young girls to act like a daughter of the King, God's princess, by training them in the fruit of the Spirit. 

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Two little boys playing together on the floor

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Teaching Preschoolers to Be Kind

Melissa Richeson

Teaching children to recognize what kindness looks like and what unkind behavior looks like, too. 

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toddler pointing to a red car among many other colored toy cars

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Early Learning Fun

Early Years Authors

Parents can begin early learning activities with their toddlers as part of everyday play.

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Husband holding baby while wife holding toddler gets a boarding pass at airport ticketing counter

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On-the-Go With Kids

Get tips to help you as you visit in someone's home, eat out at a restaurant or travel long distances with young children.

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Unhappy scowling toddler with smiley faced helium balloon

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Training Toddlers to Obey

Obedience and discipline. How does a parent navigate these tricky waters with a toddler?

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Hispanic mother holding on infant daughter and smiling at her toddler daughter as they all sit on a bed

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A New Baby Brother or Sister

Get tips and ideas for how to help your young kids adjust to a new brother or sister in the family.

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Young boy lying on floor with his head on a German shepherd puppy. Boy has his eyes closed; puppy is look at the camera

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Young Children and Pets

Early Years Authors

Train your kids to be gentle with and caring for pets from a young age.

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Toddler in a princess tutu throwing a temper tantrum

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Temper Tantrums

Temper tantrums, especially in public, are a parent's nightmare. Do you know how to teach your 1- to 3-year-olds to manage their emotions better?

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Little girl kneeling on floor pouring water from a tea pot into tea cups.

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Toddler-Sized Choices

Sandra Crosser

Give your 2-year-old appropriate choices to help him navigate his burgeoning sense of power so it’s not used to fight against what you ask him to do.

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Fearful little girl with large brown eyes

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Overcoming Childhood Fears

When children are young, they may need your guidance to overcome their fear of the dark and more.

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Two baby boys, about 5 months old, wearing matching corduroy overalls and caps, sitting up and leaning against each other

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New Mom Comparisons

You may wonder if your child's developmental growth is normal, but comparing him or her to other children the same age can become an annoying habit.

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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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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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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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Baby sleeping on tummy with cheek resting on arm

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Newborn Challenges

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Taking care of a newborn is amazing and scary and life can be filled with uncertainty. Rely on the advice of those who have been where you are now.

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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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Mom holding an infant while working on the computer

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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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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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Toddlerhood

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

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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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