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From Infant to Toddler: The So-Called “Terrible Two’s”

Transition from Infant to Toddler When language comes on line, between about 1 and 3 years, a remarkable shift takes [...]

The Joyful Toddler – Mobility

A New View of Toddlerhood Three watershed developments characterize toddlers: mobility, self-awareness, and language. This article will focus on mobility. [...]

The Joyful Toddler

From Infant to Toddler: A New View of Toddlerhood Over the past many months, our newsletter has provided an overview [...]

“I Want to Be Like You, Mom and Dad!”

How and why children identify with their parents My son used to love to ‘shave’ with me. I would help [...]

Spanking & Other Physical Punishments – Revisted

Legislation is being introduced in the US House of Representatives to ban physical punishment in schools (HR 5628). Many medical [...]

How Self-Esteem is Damaged

How Self-Esteem is DamagedSome parents inadvertently diminish their children’s self-esteem by interfering with or belittling their signals for interest and [...]

How to Help Your Child Build Self-Esteem

Focusing Appropriate Attention on the Child Babies thrive when they feel they are of genuine interest to you and are [...]

Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem

When a baby finds that her signals are validated and responded to appropriately — that troubles are soothed and pleasure [...]

The Foundation of Self-Esteem

From the first days of your baby’s life, you can lay the foundation for self-esteem by responding appropriately to your [...]


“It is interest…which is primary…[Interest] supports both what is necessary for life and what is possible…” — S.S. Tomkins, Vol. [...]