Toddlers are loads of fun, but whoa…they can be a HANDFUL at times! Once your child starts walking and talking, your day-to-day life can literally be turned upside-down.
But don’t get us wrong. We wouldn’t have traded places with anyone in the world during even some of our most trying times. We didn’t conceive until later in life, so we actually welcomed some of that “difficulty”. And sure, it was challenging at times. But we knew (from a lifetime of experience) that there was always going to be a light at the end of the tunnel…and, that some tunnels were just a bit longer than others:)
The good part about having a toddler is that you won’t have to carry around all of the “baby stuff” with you anymore. But be forewarned. Bottles and formula can quickly be replaced by toys, candy, and virtually everything else under the sun. Add a temperamental child to the mix, and you can get overwhelmed rather quickly.
- The real reason your kids are not already well behaved.
- The way most parents talk to their kids, causing them to do exactly what you don’t want.
- The crucial emotional bridge you MUST establish with your child before you try to change their behavior.
- The one word you are probably abusing, which triggers those awful temper tantrums