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D+D on PBS: What’s So Terrible About Two-Year-Olds?

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Tell anyone you’re the parent of a two-year-old, and you’re bound to hear a response like this:

“Uh oh.”

“Good luck!”

“The Terrrrrible Twos…” (Cue spooky haunted house music here.)

It’s true that two-year-olds have a serious reputation for being The Worst. But in our latest article on the PBS Parents website, we ask the question, “Are two-year-olds really any worse than kids of other ages?”

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What’s the best way to dine out with a baby?

I'll have what she's having.
I’ll have what she’s having.

Today’s “Ask The Doctor and The Dad” questions come from Pamela Brill, a writer who interviewed and quoted us in an article she wrote for the “Parent’s Corner” of the Rashti & Rashti website. Check out her article now, then read our complete answers to all her questions about going out to eat with kids below!

What types of supplies (meal and play items) should new moms pack when dining out with an infant? How about for a young toddler?

When your baby’s a newborn, going out to eat is surprisingly painless. That’s because at this point, your little one still sleeps a lot. So just bring the car seat in with you, set it up on the ground, on the seat next to you or in one of those special car seat holders that some restaurants provide (fancy!), and your infant will probably snooze through most of your meal. For maximum dining leisure, make sure to feed your baby shortly before you plan to be at the restaurant – because once your baby’s belly is full, it will be a whole lot easier to fill yours.

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Your Elf on the Shelf is out to destroy you

3 facts that prove your Elf on the Shelf is out to destroy you

Your Elf on the Shelf is out to destroy you

Ah, the holidays are upon us. This probably means that a magical little Elf on the Shelf has returned from the North Pole to put smiles on your kids’ faces, and the joy of Christmas in their hearts.

Not to mention a great big frigging knife right in your back.

That’s right. Your Elf on the Shelf is trying to kill you. Don’t believe us? Don’t be so naïve. Your elf has it out for you, just like ours has it out for us.

And here’s all the proof you need:
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