HAVE YOU LOCKED YOURSELF IN THE BATHROOM AND CRIED RECENTLY?
It’s okay. Us too (wine glass in-hand).
Toddlerhood is the scariest hood a parent will ever go through - that is until adolescence of course. (Toddlers and teenagers have a lot in common.)
About every 3 minutes, a toddler has an internal crisis. They deeply want to explore their world, yet they don’t quite have the skills to do so. They want to do things by themselves that aren’t safe. They want to ask you for things, but they don’t know how.
THEY WANT TO RULE THE WORLD, BY THEMSELVES.
It’s a hard knock life for a toddler! But it’s no walk in the park for you either. You might be wondering if you were even cut out for parenting at this point. But that’s normal. You are.
When your Little is a toddler, your job as a parent is to help your child develop a sense of “autonomy” and the initial building blocks of their “emotional intelligence.” When you learn to introduce healthy limits, set clear boundaries, and give effective encouragement, your toddler develops good social skills, habits and a healthy view of their world.
The way you interact with and respond to your Little will determine your child’s ability to approach life with a sense of confidence and develop healthy relationships with others.
In our parenting sessions, group series & workshops for moms and dads with toddlers, we focus on helping you to put on your kid glasses and see the world through your child’s eyes, so you can impact your connection, their behavior, and ultimately, who they become.