Parenting the Second and Third Years

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Please note: Parenting the 2nd and 3rd Years is no longer updated. We now recommend registering for Just in Time Parenting (, a national Extension newsletter for expecting and new parents.

Being a parent gets more exciting as your toddler learns to talk, play with you and others, and make decisions. Your toddler’s curiosity will delight you, as well as frustrate and tire you.

In this set of 12 newsletters, find out from child development experts how your toddler changes during each two months of the second and third years. Guiding and caring for your child these next two years will take a lot of your attention, encouragement, patience, humor – and a sense of wonder.

Get the latest information on child development, child guidance, language development, children and television, nutrition, health, safety, child care, taking care of yourself, and much more. These newsletters were revised in 2006, with articles from creating fun play and learning activities to preventing poisoning from lead paint around your home and yard.

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