The founder of the book, blog and movement, "Free-Range Kids" discusses her parenting philosophy and the controversy she set off with her son's now famous unsupervised subway ride.
Toddler Center Director Dr. Tovah Klein will speak from her new book where she addresses how ages 2-5 set the foundation for successful children and adults and what parents can do to crack the toddler code. Her key research and firsthand work with thousands of toddlers explains why the toddler brain is best suited to laying the foundation for resilience, self-reliance, self-regulation, and empathy and how these skills develop through daily routines and interactions with children.
In celebrating 40 years of the Toddler Center, Dr. Klein will redlect on what toddlers and children need today, how that is similar or different from what they needed 40 years ago, and the lessons learned at the Toddler Center that can be carried throughout a lifetime.
Director of Barnard Center for Toddler Development, Prof. Tovah Klein weighs in on iPad debate. Watch segment on ABC's Nightline:
“They have no sense of what time or day it is, so a routine is the only way they know what's going on," says Tovah Klein, director of the Barnard College Toddler Center in New York City. "It helps them feel safe and secure when they're going through such huge developmental changes."