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Being a Mom

Importance of Routine and Structure for Toddlers


​Toddlers thrive when their life is mostly predictable and stable. Having a routine of daily activities helps toddlers to feel safe and secure. This is a necessity for toddlers as they need to have a sense of security in order to grow and that being said, it is still okay to change things up from time to time. Toddlers also need to learn to be able to handle surprises and be flexible...
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Being a Mom

Typical Toddler Development

Children grow so quickly in the first years of development typically includes many changes in the areas of:

Gross motor skills

This includes things like walking, running, climbing, and exploring the area around one's self (think at a park or in a new place).Toddlers are fast at work developing their gross motor skills. This is one factor in why toddlers seem to have a lot of energy and may...
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infants

The Last Baby

I wanted a third baby. My youngest was just graduating from baby to toddler. My oldest was fast approaching school age. They were beautiful, funny, adorable, consuming, exasperating, and exhausting. For great chunks of every day, I wondered how I would survive until bedtime. I hungered for sleep and time to myself. Just as fiercely, I wanted those days to last. Their childhoods seemed like a swiftly flowing river that rushed away from me toward the...
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