The toddler years are marked by big leaps in growth. From his first tentative steps to full out running, from babbling and single words to rushes of entire sentences, your child is growing rapidly and it shows. As a parent of a toddler your days will be long and busy with the constant demands of a little person who has many needs. Still, the next two years will fly by. As much as possible, try to allow yourself to stop long enough to enjoy the beautiful moments this age has to offer, like the first time your child tells you he loves you.
There is no right time for toddlers to make the transition from a crib to a bed. Most children make the transition anywhere between one and a half to three and a half years of age, but experts recommend waiting until a child is around three years old if possible.
While siblings are often excellent playmates and, in later years, best friends and confidants, arguments among siblings are bound to occur and are absolutely normal—even though they can be a parent’s biggest headache! It is important to recognize the individual personalities, interests, and needs of each of your children and know how to effectively diffuse conflicts that arise so that your family can be happy and healthy.