Parents are not only interested in their toddlers' cognitive development; many view education as more than just academic achievement. Llewellyn hopes to teach Jamie strength of character: "I think in the long run this is the most important element of a successful life."
For Ruzich, social interaction is a concern. "Ian doesn't know that children can be mean or hit or bite. I am most concerned about his exposure to this when he gets older."
To educate a toddler is to share a love of something special," concludes Dr. Speaks-Folds. "Provide a calm, assuring presence and you will guide your child through many meaningful experiences."