What’s Going on Inside the Toddler Brain
From The Leonard Lopate Show
Why are toddlers so prone to tantrums? Tovah say, “They have a lot of new emotions – so anger, frustration, disappointment, fear really come into play as they start to separate. But they don’t – literally – have the brain mechanisms to control those. So they get upset, they get upset in the moment.”
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Bad Habits to Watch for in Toddlers
If your toddler is hitting his siblings, overeating or constantly throwing tantrums, he could be exhibiting early symptoms of behavioral problems—or he could be completely normal. Distinguishing between regular childhood misbehavior and acts that could be cause for greater concern is best left to the experts, but parents can help by avoiding any alarmism and keeping a close eye on their children for any unusual or excessive acting out, says Tovah Klein, director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development.
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Why Time-Outs Are Hurting Your Kid
From The Stir at cafemom.com
Got a “time-out” chair in your home? You might want to put it back in the playroom. While time-outs were the discipline method du jour for parents in the ’90s, they’ve fallen out of favor with today’s more progressive child behavior experts. “Time-outs were originally a way for kids to take a break, think about what they did, maybe even have remorse for it, and settle down and return,” says Tovah P. Klein, Ph.D.
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3 Tips for Your Toddler Parenting Toolbook
Advice from Tovah P. Klein
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