Why Gossip Could Be the Secret to Parenting Your Toddler

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Playing Parenting Hack: Gossip about Your Toddler's Good Behavior

Are you struggling with your toddler and having trouble getting them dressed, making sure they eat their meals, and going to bed? The Doctors suggest you try some gossip!?

Watch: How to Stop a Toddler from Running into the Street

Pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp notes that discussing your child's behavior while they are present -- whether it is negative or positive -- will help reinforce what is working and what is not.

Dr. Karp estimates that gossiping about their actions makes them 5 times more likely to absorb what you are trying to communicate with them when compared to just simply telling them directly.

Watch: Tips for Helping Parents of Toddlers Get Better Sleep

So if your kid is having a meltdown, maybe try talking about it in front of them next time. Get more parenting tips and suggestions from the experts seen on The Doctors.

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