33 Reasons Why My Toddler Can’t Sleep

33 Reasons Why My Toddler Can’t Sleep

by Oz Spies

Bedtime excuses flood out the minute a crib becomes a toddler bed, and little ones become masters at bedtime-delaying tactics. Can you blame them? They just want to stay up and be a part of the mysterious nighttime stuff that happens after 8 PM, like doing the dishes and sweeping up dried Play-Doh bits.

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Moving Day - Talking to Kids About the Transition

Moving Day - Talking to Kids About the Transition

by Twigtale

Is moving day bringing up mixed feelings? We asked two moms and one preschool teacher to tell us about their approach to helping children cope with the transition. Allison Lefrak, consumer protection attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, Anne, preschool teach for nine years, and Patricia Sasser, dean of students at a Connecticut boarding/day high school provide their insight.

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Making Nightmares - A Creative Way to Help Young Kids with Nightmares

Making Nightmares - A Creative Way to Help Young Kids with Nightmares

by Carrie Southworth, co-founder

As a parent, I often think I can help my child better than anyone else.  But recently I was reminded that great ideas can come from anyone who loves and cherishes your child.

You see, my 4 year-old daughter Savannah had been having trouble with nightmares.  Nothing too extreme.  Just the occasional middle of the night wake-up, cry-fest.  We would go in, help comfort her, and she'd go back to sleep.

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The Desperate Way One Mom Fights Her Children's Hunger Pains

The Desperate Way One Mom Fights Her Children's Hunger Pains

BY ALICE GOMSTYN

Forget scorned women: Hell hath no fury like a hungry toddler. If I’m just a little late in serving my 2-year-old his meals, I can expect a tantrum or two. At the very least, he’ll run to our pantry, wave his chubby arms in the air and declare, “I want to pick” — as in, “pick food.” Fortunately for him, the pantry is full of snacks and treats to fill his tummy.

But many kids both here in the U.S. and around the world aren’t as lucky.

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How Do You Describe Your Toddler?

How Do You Describe Your Toddler?

by Twigtale

Who is your child’s biggest hero?  You! Dr. Harvey Karp, Twigtale’s Editor-in-Chief, explains that even though you may not always feel it, you are at the top of your toddler’s list of rock star celebs! That means your words are super important, especially the ones you use to describe him.

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Dr. Harvey Karp Explains...

Dr. Harvey Karp Explains...

by Twigtale 

Dr. Harvey Karp, our new Editor-in-Chief, doesn’t just want your toddler to be OK; he wants your toddler to be happy. That’s why Twigtale is thrilled to partner with him! Our highest intention, for our children and yours, is that they be happy.

Since you may be new to Dr. Karp’s breakthrough ideas, we thought we would outline the fundamentals.

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Coping With Anxiety Around Starting Preschool

by Allison Latona, MFT

Summer's end is nearing!  Both you and your kids may be anticipating a new school year, with new teachers and classrooms, or perhaps starting school for the very first time.

The transition to preschool can be filled with excitement and challenge.

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