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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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Parental instinct is better than parenting books

If you don’t trust your parental instinct more than parenting books, you’re setting your family up for failure. Strangers don’t know best, after all. The reason your parental instinct is better than parenting books is the same reason you don’t drop the kids off at a stranger’s house – it can be dangerous. First of all, …

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