It’s Tough Being a Toddler

It’s Tough Being a Toddler

by Twigtale

Some days it may seem like your toddler is actively trying to make your job harder, but Dr. Karp promises he is not. It's just that he is a little like a miniature caveman who may not see the value in patience and logic. Dr. Karp outlines four major struggles that our primitive little children face every day. 

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Teaching Your Toddler About Feelings

Teaching Your Toddler About Feelings

by Twigtale 

Is your family coping with a loss or a difficult transition? Young children may have a particularly hard time expressing their grief. Sadness and anger are normal after a loss, but most toddlers haven’t developed the language skills necessary to verbalize their feelings.

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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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Tuesday Toddler Tip - Teaching About Sharing

by  Randi Abramowitz, MSW

No one wants to share!  It’s all mine! If I took the scissors that you were using, you’d probably say, “No, let me finish first”.  Yet we ask children to do it all the time.  If I said to you, “When you are finished with the scissors, can I use them?” you’d be a lot friendlier about the whole thing and I’d understand.  Same for our children. 

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Quick & Easy Ideas for Your Kids for Valentine's Day

Kids receive love from their parents daily, but this Valentines Day, show them in an extra special way. If your kids are in school, cut their sandwich in the shape of a heart and tuck a special note inside. Teach your kids about butterfly and eskimo kisses if you haven’t already. 

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