“During the second year, toddlers are moving around more, and are aware of themselves and their surroundings. Their desire to explore new objects and people also is increasing.” Toddlers are going to start to show their desire for independence, imitate behaviors of others, and start to show some defiance. Try these things at home for positive parenting: read daily, play matching games, encourage trying new things, and praise the behavior you want to see versus unwanted behavior. Read on for more tips on positive parenting, safety, and promoting healthy bodies.