Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Toddler drawing on her face with markers instead of drawing on the paper

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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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Mom holding an infant but looking away as if disengaged from the child

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When You Don't Naturally Bond With Your Baby

Liz Dickson

Would you feel guilty if your spouse bonded more easily with your newborn than you did? 

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

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Helping Kids Adjust to a New Baby

Early Years Authors

When a new baby arrives, an older sibling may become jealous. Here are some ideas on how to make sure you give enough attention for two and not wear yourself out.

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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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Toddler drawing on her face with markers instead of drawing on the paper

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Setting Boundaries for Toddlers

Jennifer Bly

Use these six strategies to establish an understanding of appropriate behavior in young kids.

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Toddler in a princess tutu throwing a temper tantrum

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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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Mom, Dad and newborn asleep

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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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A father and baby looking at each other and playing with their faces

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Establishing a Legacy of Faith for Newborns

Jim Mhoon

Our children have eternal souls in need of salvation, and we have a part in ensuring that they know God.

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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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