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Quality of sleep is extremely important for young children, even when they are getting the appropriate amount of sleep.

Multitasking has been glorified while new stresses on working parents sap more energy. Yet the most important jobs – like child raising – can’t be done without our full attention.

Parents may not always realize just how seriously a child takes each criticism and each encouraging word. 

When a young child fears bathtime, here are some ideas to explore.

Does a child who walks before crawling risk developing a learning disability?

When a 4-year-old resists potty training, can’t parents set some boundaries and force her to use the toilet?

When my daughter would keep her sister awake, I just brought the rocking chair in the room and sat there, which seemed to do the trick!

One of my twins started biting the other. I tried scolding and time-outs, but that didn't work, and then I finally figured out what was going on with the biting.

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