“Because of children’s growing desire to be independent, this stage is often called the “terrible twos.” However, this can be an exciting time for parents and toddlers. “Children in this stage will be following two/three step directions, knowing their colors and shapes and express a range of emotions. Try these things at home for positive parenting: reading time, pretend play, singing, and give praise and attention for positive behavior. Read on for more tips on positive parenting, safety, and promoting healthy bodies.