Parenting Resources

Building Independence in Children

Expert advice and helpful information for building independence in infants, toddlers, elementary-age children and teens.

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Building Independence in Toddlers

Helpful information on the development of independence in toddlers and tips for parents on helping toddlers become independent with daily activities

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Teaching Generosity to Toddlers and Preschoolers

Toddlers and preschoolers are beginning to understand the conepts of sharing so parents can encourage generosity in practical ways.

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Generosity in Relationships: Practical Ways to Give

Generosity promotes bonding in relationships between children and adults alike.

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Teaching Generosity to Children

Research shows giving makes people happier than receiving.

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Sensitive or Responsive Parenting for Toddlers and Preschoolers

When parents are responsive, toddlers and preschoolers view their parents as stable and dependable and parents feel more confident and competent during the emotionally turbulent stages of development.

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Sensitive or Responsive Parenting

Providing a secure base from which children can explore their environments – and thereby learn.

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Positive Reinforcement for Toddlers

For toddlers, the best time to reinforce behavior is when children are noticed to be “doing something right.”

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Positive Reinforcement

A very powerful and effective teaching tool that can help shape and change behavior, positive reinforcement works by presenting a motivating item (reward) after the desired behavior is exhibited, making the behavior more likely to happen again.

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Fears and Phobias in Infants and Toddlers

Parents can mitigate fearful and anxious response in infants and toddlers by showing support, creating appropriate opportunities for exposure and reassuring that you will protect them

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