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Toddler Troubles

A weekly update of content from childmind.org featuring parenting advice, in-depth articles, and the latest thinking on children’s mental health and learning disorders.

July 5, 2022

Even on a good day, caring for a toddler can feel like a game of chance. Will they eat their dinner — you know, the one they loved last week but might hate now? Will the gentle suggestion to put on a jacket on be met with an adorable smile or a total meltdown? Will they ever enjoy playing by themselves?

This week on childmind.org we’re rounding up expert advice on dealing with common toddler challenges. We offer guidance on responding to tantrums and meltdowns, dealing with discipline, helping picky eaters, managing screen time, helping kids build independence, and more.

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