Children in this stage are becoming, “more independent and begin to focus more on adults and children outside of the family. They will want to explore and ask about the things around them even more.” Children in this stage will be able to use safety scissors, notice differences between boys and girls, play with other children, and dress themselves. Try these things at home with your toddler for positive parenting: reading time, simple chores, encouraging play with other children, give clear commands and instructions, and problem solving when upset. Read on for more tips on positive parenting, safety, and promoting healthy bodies.