Blog Posts - Your Social Toddler



Sibling Interactions Between Kids & Crawlers

Dear Miss Faith, I have a 9 month old who has just started really crawling and getting all up in her older sister’s business. My 2.5 year old has started being really possessive of toys. I try to keep the baby from grabbing things from her wh...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Sep 24, 2014

Sibling Interactions Between Kids & Crawlers

Dear Miss Faith, I have a 9 month old who has just started really crawling and getting all up in her older sister’s business. My 2.5 year old has started being really possessive of toys. I try to keep the baby from grabbing things from her wh...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Sep 24, 2014

Shyness Saying Hello

Dear Miss Faith, I am worried about how to deal with my 3.5 year old daughter’s ‘shyness’.  Whenever we see a new person or even someone she knows (eg bumping into a friend in the supermarket) she hides her face, makes a loud, whin...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Aug 25, 2014

Shyness Saying Hello

Dear Miss Faith, I am worried about how to deal with my 3.5 year old daughter’s ‘shyness’.  Whenever we see a new person or even someone she knows (eg bumping into a friend in the supermarket) she hides her face, makes a loud, whin...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Aug 25, 2014

Hoarding Toys

Dear Miss Faith, I have a 3yo boy in my play program who is a toy hoarder.  All of his play seems to consist of dumping out toys into a big pile and “protecting” them against anyone else that wants to play with them.  Talking to him about how o...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Aug 16, 2014

Hoarding Toys

Dear Miss Faith, I have a 3yo boy in my play program who is a toy hoarder.  All of his play seems to consist of dumping out toys into a big pile and “protecting” them against anyone else that wants to play with them.  Talking to him about how o...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Aug 16, 2014

Mean Preschool Girls

Dear Miss Faith, My daughter is now 3 1/2 and is having a hard time with simply being kind to those who love her the most. Her cousin/best buddy (who she sees on a daily basis) told her he loved her yesterday and she turned her head and walked away!
by Joyful Toddlers! on Jul 25, 2014

Sharing & Taking Turns

Dear Miss Faith, My daughter and I participate in a toddler play-group and some mothers are very insistent that their children practice sharing, while I tend to think that sharing will come with time. What are your thoughts? Dear Mama, I think that o...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Sep 2, 2013

4-Year-Old Overstimulated on Play-Dates

Dear Miss Faith, I enjoyed your post on children getting overstimulated, but wonder if you could talk a bit about older children. My oldest daughter is 4.5 and while she doesn’t get aggressive with other kids, she seems to get overstimulated ev...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Aug 30, 2013

Overstimulation and Aggressive Behavior

Dear Miss Faith, My 2.5yo son has a lot of trouble in noisy situations where there are large groups of children. He is normally a kind, friendly child, but when in noisy or crowded spaces he loses all impulse control, running away from me, crashing p...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Jul 23, 2013

Overstimulation and Aggressive Behavior

Dear Miss Faith, My 2.5yo son has a lot of trouble in noisy situations where there are large groups of children. He is normally a kind, friendly child, but when in noisy or crowded spaces he loses all impulse control, … Continue reading →...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Jul 23, 2013

Kids and Social Graces

Dear Miss Faith,  My daughter (age 2.75) takes a really long time to warm up in social situations, and seems to feel easily overwhelmed by kids with big energy, even to the point of growling at other kids.  It seems … Continue reading →...
by Joyful Toddlers! on May 6, 2013

Disrespectful Voices from Kids

Dear Miss Faith,  My little girl is not quite 2 and a half years old and seems to have the grouchiness and rudeness of a moody teenager!  The behavior that distresses me the most is her tone and the “mean” … Continue reading ͛...
by Joyful Toddlers! on Dec 1, 2012


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