Tracy Cutchlow

Tracy is the author of Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science. She is the editor of the bestselling books Brain Rules and Brain Rules for Baby, a former editor at The Seattle Times, and mom to one precocious toddler. Get a sneak peek of her book, which Parents magazine called “the coolest – and easiest – book for new parents.”

Why Reality Slides Into Fantasy for Preschoolers

“Why does Daddy have a stomachache?” Our toddler began to cry. “Daddy, I will help you,” she said. We were playing Chutes and Ladders, a …