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Toddler Empathy

Psychologists change their minds about toddler empathy

Some thought a lack of toddler empathy is an evolutionary imperative to help children focus on developing their own survival skills first. They were wrong. I stopped believing what the scientists and development psychologists report about empathy after raising my own toddler. My toddler’s favorite game is called “Give Mommy Things.” All day, she picks …

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In defense of the stay at home dad

M is asleep in her Dad’s arms. There is a huge wet spot on his shirt, where she’s been drooling. He points at her with his free arm and then at her crib. “I really need to go to the bathroom,” he mouths, not wanting to wake her. Although it’s becoming more common, there’s still …

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