12 Touchy Toddler Talks to Have
Let's face it: Explaining some grown-up matters with kids under 24 months can be tricky—especially when the topics are difficult for even grownups to discuss. Here are 12 touchy toddlers talks to have, and how to get those conversations started.
Talking to Toddlers about Race
Even if your child can’t yet talk about race and culture, he definitely is picking up on what is OK to talk about, what is off limits, and how the adults react to the topic. Here’s how to begin discussions of race with your toddler.
Talking with Toddlers about the Death of a Family Member
Even though they can’t quite comprehend the finality of death, young children are affected by the changes in routine and grieving processes around them when an extended family member dies. Here’s how to cope and what to say.
Talking with Toddlers about the Death of a Pet
For many children, a pet’s death is one of their first experiences with loss. Here’s how to introduce this difficult topic in ways your toddler can grasp.
How to React When Your Toddler Swears
Yikes—where’d he learn that one? Swearing is an unfortunate habit that lots of children take up during the early days of their language development. Here’s what to say and do to flush your toddler’s potty-mouth tendencies completely.
Talking with Toddlers about Strangers
Your little one may have just gotten over being fearful of new people. So how do you introduce the idea of stranger safety without scaring her? Start here.
Talking with Toddlers about Divorce
As devastating as divorce can be for couples, it’s exponentially more confusing for toddlers. Learn how to break the news and what, exactly, to say about the end of your relationship.
Talking with Toddlers about Sexual Curiosity
For young kids, touchy-feely activities simply don’t have the same meaning as they do for adults. But now is the time to start teaching where this is socially acceptable. Here’s how.
Talking with Toddlers about Their Adoption
Whether you adopted your child at birth or only recently, the talk about how he or she joined your family is one you’ll want to have soon and continue regularly. Here’s how to get started.
Talking with Toddlers about Military Deployment
Toddlers don’t understand the concept of war, and the idea of time is vague to them, too. So how do you explain when a parent is called to service? Here’s how to get started.
Talking with Toddlers about Gay and Lesbian Family Members
By keeping your child’s gay or lesbian relative part of everyday conversations and interactions, you’re teaching your child that families come in all variations. Use these tips for speaking frankly.
Talking to Toddlers about a Relative's Drug and Alcohol Abuse
If your family is affected by alcohol or drug abuse, you’re not alone. Learn how to talk to children under age two about substance abuse and addiction.
Talking with Toddlers about a Miscarriage
Parents need time to grieve the loss of their baby, which can seem tricky when they’re also trying to care for a toddler. Here’s how to explain miscarriage to kids under 2.
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