Pretoddlerwise

Posts to help you understand topics from the book On Becoming Pretoddlerwise. This is for the age range 12-18 months. Learn what to expect with these young toddlers and how best to parent them.

Using Encouragement as a Discipline Tool

There are many ways to discipline, or correct, a child, and encouragement is one of those! Read all about how to use encouragement as discipline in this post.  Did you… View Post

What To Do When Your Pre-Toddler is Taking a Short Morning Nap

Get the answers you need when when your 12-18 month old is taking a short morning nap. Should you drop the nap? Should you shorten the nap? Read on. When… View Post

More is Caught Than Taught

By the time your child is a pre-toddler (ages 12-18 months), you have no doubt noticed that your child is a little mimic. Your child will start to do some… View Post

How to Set Boundaries

Last week, we talked about why you set boundaries with your children. As a quick review, we set boundaries to protect health and safety, and to guide morals. But just how… View Post

Constantly Needing to Correct the Child

Shortly before my third child was born, I wrote a post on Siblings and the Funnel. In it, I cautioned parents against allowing younger siblings the same freedoms as the older… View Post

Pre-Toddlers and Emotions

Emotional responses are a complex thing–even adults often can’t explain why they “feel” a certain way. On Becoming Pre-Toddlerwise has two great ideas for helping parents encourage happy emotions while… View Post

Mealtime Booster Seats

“Parents will inquire as to whether a booster seat is absolutely necessary. No, it is not. However, if a child is kneeling on an adult size chair, he usually lacks the coordination… View Post