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Behavior
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.
Bonding
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!
Nutrition
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.
Play
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?

Safety
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: Stranger Anxiety


What is Stranger Anxiety?

Stranger anxiety usually comes around the same time separation anxiety sets in, sometimes earlier. It tends to appear when babies are between 3 and 6 months and can last for a year or two. Your baby is now aware of a stranger’s presence and the fact that she is a separate person. When she is separated from her parents and introduced to the presence of a “stranger”, she becomes anxious. This is related to the developmental object permanence stage. She thinks that once a person (like her mother) disappears from site, then she literally has disappeared into thin air. She is scared that her mother is not coming back and she is left with this “stranger”.

Who gets Stranger Anxiety?

Babies from 3-6 months through toddlerhood experience stranger anxiety.

What can a parent do to alleviate Stranger Anxiety?

When a stranger enters the room or starts to interact with your baby, keep your baby feeling secure with your touch and soothing voice. Ask the “stranger” to ignore the baby for a while so that your toddler does not feel threatened.

Remember that toddlers feed off their parents. If you become anxious or nervous, your child will too.

Ask the “stranger” to wait until your toddler comes to them. Do not thrust your crying child into the “stranger’s” arms. Once your child is in the same room with the “stranger” for a while and sees that they are good, she will warm up to them eventually.

Like separation anxiety, your toddler will outgrow this stage too, as soon as she learns that the “stranger” is not a threat.

 

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