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Why Diaper Weaning is Essential in the Solidification of Individuation

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* Published in the International Journal of School and Cognitive Psychology (2016)     Abstract This paper explores the importance of diaper weaning, which takes place in a period of life when the toddler is capable of individuation and partnership with his parents.

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The Importance of Diaper Weaning in Consolidating the Personality

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As parents, it is natural to want to wean your child from diapers as soon as possible. It seems to represent your child’s level of development. The sooner diaper weaning is complete, the better. But a child’s reality is more

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The “No No” Child

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During toddlerhood, children experience increased control and mastery over their own bodies. They also realize that they can manipulate their parents’ emotional reactions and feel empowered and omnipotent. Power struggles emerge between parent and child. Rachel, aged two and a

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How to Handle Toddler Tantrums

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The terrible twos are fraught with toddler tantrums. As a parent, what is the best resolution? Little Luke is two years and six months old. In general, he is a good natured toddler. He has a big smile that charms

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Does your toddler want to go it alone? Giving your toddler independence is no easy task

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  Your toddler’s independence can come as a major challenge to what you thought you knew. One of the continual trials of parenting is adapting to your child’s ever-changing needs. Just as you’re getting the hang of one stage, you’re

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