• September 2014
  • Vol. 15, No. 8

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Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a free, online resource for parents of 2 to 4 year olds that addresses many parenting challenges, including tantrums and whining. Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers provides research-based information intended to help parents build positive, healthy relationships and handle children's challenging behaviors.

Positive parenting skills, tips, and techniques are presented in a variety of articles; frequently asked questions are answered by parenting experts; and videos, interactive activities, and free print resources and are available in each of the following areas:

  • Overview of Essentials
  • Communicating With Your Child
  • Creating Structure and Rules
  • Giving Directions
  • Using Consequences
  • Using Time-Out

View Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers on the CDC website:


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