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Tips From the Toddler Whisperer

In the past few months, Zach's picked up a few bad habits due to a lack of awareness and consistency on my part. His amazing Montessori guide - a veritable toddler whisperer - gave me some suggestions to minimize our struggles and support Zachary's development. I thought I'd share them with you, in case you find yourself in the same boat...

1. Make it fun

As some of you already know, bedtime is the toughest part of the day for us. Zach is tired and I'm beyond exhausted. I want to get him ready...

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Supporting Independence

"I wish they would stay at this age forever," commented the father of one-year-old twins.

"My little boy is growing up too fast," lamented a friend on Facebook.

"If I wean my baby, I feel like I'm losing my connection with her," a fellow mom admitted.

We can't deny that from the moment of birth, our babies demonstrate an unstoppable drive towards functional and intellectual independence. A few moments after leaving the womb, if given the right environmental conditions, babies start working hard...

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