Toddler Center

The “toddler whisperer” breaks down the importance of children at work.

Dr. Tovah Klein, author of "How Toddlers Thrive," explains on Good Morning America how busy parents can spend quality time with their children. 

Should kids get a trophy for showing up?

NPR Ed takes on the question that has long divided parents and experts alike.

What is going on inside the toddler brain?

Can toddlers share?

These and more questions are answered in our new podcast interview with Dr. Tovah Klein, author of How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do Today for Children Ages 2-5 to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success.  Dr. Klein is the director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development.


Tovah P. Klein, Ph.D featured on The Sound of Ideas @

In a city where competition for sought-after schools starts when children are in diapers, a hot ticket is run by a Barnard College psychology professor who lets extremely willful little New Yorkers resolve their own disputes.


Read about Dr. Tovah P. Klein and the Barnard Center for Toddler Development in the Wall Street Journal (6/15/2014):

Parenting from your child's point of view means shifting your orientation, and seeing the world from a new perspective. Instead of understanding your child from a "top-down" adult position, think and look at the world as if you were their age and size. It's something I think about every day as the director of the Barnard Center for Toddler Development at Barnard College, where I have had the pleasure of working with children and their parents for nearly two decades. 


Read Tovah P. Klein on Huffington Post 2/18/2014:

Child psychologist and director of the Barnard Center for Toddler Development Dr. Tovah P. Klein reveals what parents can do to help their toddler grow into a fulfilled child and adult, and she discusses new science that shows that resilience, self-reliance, self-regulation, and empathy are more critical to success than simple intelligence.

Listen to Tovah P. Klein, Ph.D on Leonard Lopate show from 6/17/2014: