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Parenting a toddler can be challenging, to say the least. From the depths of separation anxiety to the joys of learning new words, this can be an anxious and exciting time. Finding the perfect balance of showing love and enforcing boundaries will result in your toddler's ability to thrive.
Every age is a great age, but the time your child is a toddler is special. This is the age he learns to walk, he learns to talk, and he begins to explore the world around him. You're all sure to have a great time watching him interact with the world around him. Enjoy!
Notably, many toddlers take a dive in the quality of their nutrition after introduced to finger foods. Many toddlers today are consuming high sugar juices and high fat, low nutrition foods. Find out how to get your toddler the vitamins and minerals he needs to thrive.
Toddlers love to play, especially with their mommies! You're their favorite playmate, because you're their favorite person. So go outside, or get down on the floor and play with your toddler. The memories you create will last forever.
Potty Training

Is your toddler ready to be rid of diapers? More importantly, are you ready?

Keeping our children safe is top priority of moms everwhere. Yet, sometimes it is difficult to know what resources are out there to help us accomplish our goals.
Toddler’s Health
Now that your toddler is mobile, it is sometimes harder to gauge his colds, viruses, and the seriousness of injuries. He is often too busy to notice. Luckily by now, you know your child well enough to determine when he's ready for a time out.
Toddler Behavior:
Nightmares vs. Night Terrors

Older toddlers and preschool age children may have nightmares or night terrors. Most all children will experience nightmares at some point in their childhood. However, only 5% of children experience night terrors. What is the difference?


  • When a child is crying from a nightmare, he is awake and alert. He will seek your comfort and if he is able, he will talk to you about his fear.


  • With a night terror, your child will thrash around violently, perhaps screaming; and although their eyes may be open, they are still asleep.


  • Upon waking the child, he may remember that he had a nightmare. At the very least, he will likely remember you getting up to comfort him.


  • With a night terror, your child will go back to peaceful sleep and upon waking will not remember the episode at all.


  • When your child has a nightmare, you should go to him right away. Hold him and comfort him. Assure him that everything is okay.


  • When your child is having a night terror, do not restrain him or hold him. This may make it even worse. Let him get through the screaming episode until he calms into peaceful sleep. Just be sure to remove any dangers from his path and watch him closely to keep him safe.

There are key differences with nightmares and night terrors. If your child is one of the unlucky 5% that get night terrors, just know that he will grow out of them. Until then, hang on tight and ride it out.


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