Toddler and Preschooler Articles by Ann Douglas
The twos are terrible -- or are they terrific? And what about the threes? The fours?
- Healthy Defiance in Toddlers: When parents first ask young children to follow requests, it's natural for them to resist.
- Temper Tantrums: The best way to manage temper tantrums is to prevent them from happening in the first place.
- Toddlers Prefer the Sweet Smell of Familiar: A toddler's nose knows whether a much-loved blanket has suffered the indignity of being tossed in the washer and the dryer between nap time and bedtime. It loses that familiar blankie smell and takes on that yucky scent of clean.
- Mom's Stress Guide: Toddlers and Preschoolers: "Just when you think you've got everything figured out, your child walks into a new stage -- literally."
- Holiday Stressbusters for Parents and Parents-to-Be: 'Tis the season to be merry-or stressed out, depending on how you pace yourself during the upcoming weeks.
- Schedules, Toddlers, and Holiday Travel: Are you going to be spending a lot of time traveling to visit your relatives during the holidays? Tots don't readily tolerate schedule interruptions, no matter how much fun they're having.
- Seven Simple Holiday Sleep Solutions: Holiday visitors and parties can throw little ones of their sleep routine. Here are Ann Douglas's tips for getting them back on track
- Beyond Macaroni and Cheese: Solving Mealtime Dilemmas: Your toddler is a huge fan of macaroni and cheese – and practically nothing else. Here are some parent-proven solutions to your top mealtime challenges.
- Dinner Dilemmas: Things seem to fall apart at our house most nights when I'm trying to make dinner.
- Is Your Toddler Ready for Toilet Training?: Ready to ditch those diapers? Here are some helpful dos and don'ts to get your little one on the potty.
- The Top 12 Sleep Solutions for Parents of Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: A no-worry approach for each age and stage.
Play and Learning
- 5 Brain-Boosting Activities for Toddlers: Keep your toddler's brain busy with these fun games.
- Why Our Economic Future Depends on a National Child Care Program: With a lack of spaces, inconsistent quality control and a reduction of subsidies, Canada’s child-care system is severely under-developed. This puts the economic future of our country in jeopardy and leaves our kids severely disadvantaged.
- The Art of Friendship: We spend a lot of time teaching our children practical skills, like how to tie their shoes and how to ride a bike. Sometimes, however, we neglect to help them to master an even more important skill: the art of being a friend.
- Can Your Toddler Benefit From an Early-Reading Program?: You've seen the advertisements. What's the truth about these early-reading programs for babies and toddlers?
- Holiday Discipline Traps: 'Tis the season when cookies get their very own food group, wish lists take on a life of their own, and regular routines can end up missing in action.
Ann Douglas is the author of The Mother of All Toddler Books and numerous other books about pregnancy and parenting. She recently collaborated with Today's Parent Magazine on a series of parenting videos.