Toddlerhood is an amazing time in child development. Young minds are brimming with creativity, bodies are aching for movement, and emotions are begging to be expressed. Parenting toddlers can be the most exhausting time in parenthood.
Toddlers can be loud, boisterous, erratic, funny, messy, witty and smart all at the same time. They soak up everything they see and hear and that includes ourreactions to their actions.
They sense our moods, discover new abilities and move back and forth between states of autonomy and needing to be connected to us.
Toddlers are learning about their emotions too. The focus on emotional learning is the greatest between the ages of zero and four.
During this time, toddlers operate primarily from the emotional center of their brains and need to be attached to a loving, supportive adult in order to develop the emotional and social competency that will lay the foundation for all future learning.
If you can remember just three important rules about toddlerhood - it may make your go of it a little bit easier.
toddlers just wanna have fun
toddlers just wanna feel love
toddlers just wanna be understood
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Toddlers are at a delicate point in their development. Their attitudes, self-esteem and belief systems are all taking shape based on what they see and hear.
Protecting their self-worth is imperative.
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