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Toddler Not Sleeping? Tips to Get Them to Sleep Through the Night

A local pediatrician explains the sleep habits parents should expect during the toddler stage and how to deal with your toddler not sleeping well.

Why Toddlers Strip Out of Their Clothes

While no parent wants to chase a naked kid in a store, tots shuck off their clothes for many reasons. Here's why toddlers strip – and ways to curb the behavior.

Threenager Survival Guide: Growing With a Strong-Willed 3-Year-Old

The 'terrible twos' might be over but buckle up because the turbulent threenage years are here. Here's why this age can be so tough – and advice to help you thrive.
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The Physical Toll of Carrying Toddlers

All that lifting and carrying can wreak havoc on your body. Here's a breakdown of the physical toll of carrying toddlers and some dos and don'ts for handling your child, literally.
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Why Toddlers Hit and What to Do When Your Child Won’t Stop

Any parent whose been slapped by his or her tot has wondered why toddlers hit in the first place. Read on for insight from an Oakland County expert.
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Toddler Body Rocking: What It Looks Like and How to Address It

Notice your toddler body rocking? He or she isn't alone! Here's why 'body rocking' is typical in toddlers and what parents can do to address it.
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Toddler Getting Out of Bed Repeatedly? Here’s How to Stop It

If you're a parent with the issue of a toddler getting out of bed repeatedly, you know the pain (and exhaustion). Learn what's going on and what to do.
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Tips for Toilet Training a Girl

Do you think your daughter is ready? Here are some tips for toilet training a girl that might help make the transition a bit easier.
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Why Young Kids Hop, Skip, Jump and Bounce Around

Little ones spin, run, jump and bounce. Wonder why young kids hop around so much? Here's a look at the reasons – and what to do when it's too much.
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Parallel Play and Toddlers: What It Is and Why It Matters

When kids are very young, they often play right next to each – but not with each other. Here's the scoop on parallel play and its benefits for tots.

Why Do Kids Whine, and What Can You Do About It?

No, it's not just to annoy parents (well, not on purpose). So why do kids whine? Learn about what drives it – and how to stop a whiner in his or her tracks.
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What’s the Clingy Kids Phase in Toddlers All About?

Young children often go through periods of major clinginess. Find out when the clingy kid thing is typical, when to be concerned and what to do either way.