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Play & Activities

Play & Activities

A Note from Faith: Rather than giving children 70% of your attention all the time, try alternating periods of “direct attention” (100% of your focus) with being “physically-busy-but-emotionally-available” (20-30% of…

Your Social Toddler

Your Social Toddler

List of posts in Your Social Toddler Play & ActivitiesApril 1, 2019A Note from Faith: Rather than giving children 70% of your attention all the time, try alternating periods of…

Harmonious Home Life

Harmonious Home Life

A Note from Faith: We all long to enjoy our time with our children, and can feel deep guilt when we find ourselves counting down the time till our child…

Discipline & Connecting

Discipline & Connecting

A Note from Faith: The research on parenting outcomes is really clear: children do best when the adults in their lives have high levels of warmth, PAIRED WITH high expectations.…

Welcome to my website

Welcome to my website

I’m so glad you found Joyful Toddlers!; please look around. I believe that children—just like the rest of us—long to live a life in which they feel connected, feel competent,…

Holiday Book Sale

Holiday Book Sale

Many of my readers don’t know that my mom is none other than Rahima Baldwin Dancy, author of the classic early childhood book You Are Your Child’s First Teacher.  Up…