Dealing with a Child’s Aggression

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“You better give me that or I am going to punch you in the face,” said the son to his mother as he balled up his fist to punch. The mother felt that this was a good time to give into her son’s demands as it was not worth the fight, particularly over an action figure. All parents experience aggression from their children in one…

Parents and Toddlers’ Tablets

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“Ok honey, mommy needs to get some work done. It is time for your show”, said the mother to her two year old daughter. The mother put a tablet computer in her daughter’s hands and started cleaning dishes. Her daughter swiped a couple of times and soon Sesame Street came on the tablet. The little girl sat down and started watching. As the situation above…

Keep an Eye Out for Physical Delays in Toddlers

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The group playdate had already started at the church. The room was full of toddlers crawling, walking, and running around to various play areas. The mother put her 18-month old son down on the floor and watched him crawl off to play with the other toddlers. As she started talking with the other mothers and caregivers, the mother noticed that most of the toddlers her…