We say that parenting is heart work. In fact that’s the
name of one of our books. It would be helpful for you to
read that book as soon as you can because it gives you
a strategy for parenting that goes beyond simple behavior
modification. Read more about Parenting is Heart Work here.
We know that you’ll have many questions about how best
to handle things like sleeping through the night, feeding
schedules, separation anxiety, and other common areas.
And it won’t be long before you’ll be asking questions
about discipline, potty training, and working through other
toddler related issues. You may want purchase the MP3 set
Toddlers available in our web store.
We have another resource just for you. It's called the Toddler Parenting Toolkit. It contains three posters with growth milestones, one for infants, one for toddlers, and the third for 2-year-olds. These posters provide several developmental milestones including suggestions for spiritual training. In addition it contains some ways to start working with very young children to teach them about God. You'll also receive a booklet we've written called Toddlers on the Move.
Spiritual development starts now. Talking to your baby,
singing worship songs, and even telling Bible stories is
an excellent way to begin good habits of spiritual interaction.
Be sure to pray for and with your baby often. When parents
pray with each other and with their kids, they develop
spiritual bonds that are so important for families.
As your baby grows and develops you’ll make important
parenting shifts. We want to help you all along the way.
If you haven’t already done so, you might want to sign
up for free email parenting tips. Although those tips are
generally for parenting children ages 2 to 18, you’ll benefit
from seeing the advice go by now to prepare you for what
We’d love to help you as you continue
to grow as a parent. May God richly bless you and your