I'm a preschool teacher, parent educator, and college instructor in child development and early childhood education. I've worked with toddlers and their parents for many years, and each day the toddlers teach me new things about this amazing stage of life. My daughters are now young adults, but I know that I was usually experiencing more growing pains than they were as our family made it through those wonderful but puzzling early childhood years. I believe that the more we know about how children develop, the more we can enjoy them. And the more we enjoy them, the more we can assist them in their growth.