Tovah Klein, PhD
Director, Barnard College Center for Toddler Development
Siegal Beachwood Facility
26500 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44122
What makes a child succeed or wander into an unfulfilled adulthood? New research indicates that the seeds for adult success are often planted in the toddler years, ages 2-5. Dr. Klein runs the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development, the laboratory at the forefront of understanding toddler behavior and development. In How Toddlers Thrive, Dr. Klein cracks the code on how to help your toddler grow into a happy and successful child and adult, while helping you and your toddler live more happily together, every day. Her key research and firsthand work with thousands of toddlers explains why the toddler brain is best suited to laying the foundation for success-drivers such as resilience, self-reliance, self-regulation, and empathy. And why its up to you to instill these key skills in your toddler during this crucial time or risk them falling behind when they enter school at age 5. How Toddlers Thrive explains why the toddler years are different than any other period during childhood, what is happening in children’s brains and bodies at this age that makes their behavior so turbulent, and why your reaction to their behavior (the way you speak to, speak about, and act towards your toddler) holds the key to making your life together smoother today, as well as to setting your child up for success in the future. Dr. Klein offers all the advice and information she has provided to parents, including celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, at the Barnard Center for Toddler Development and helps us all understand why small things really do become the seeds of success and happiness for a lifetime.
Co-Sponsored by: The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, The Children’s Museum of Cleveland, the Schubert Center for Child Studies, the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland, Appletree Books, The Lillian and Betty Ratner School, and The Agnon School.