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Dr. Tovah Klein, Director of the Barnard Center for Toddler Development and author of "How Toddlers Thrive," and Angela Lanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and author of "Balanced and Barefoot," talked to INSIDER about parenting tips that seem old-fashioned but are still worth following.
EAT DINNER TOGETHER
Eating dinner together creates a familiar routine that kids find comforting.
SEND THEM OUTSIDE BY THEMSELVES
According to Hanscom, playing outside also helps children refine their senses in ways that carry over when they come back indoors.
LET THEM PLAY WITH STICKS
Playing with raw natural materials increases kids' muscle development and creativity.
BE A PARENT NOT A FRIEND
Parenting isn’t a popularity contest.
LET THEM FAIL