Toddlers are simply adorable. They are cute and funny. Especially when they mispronounce words over and over again. I really love it. I have a notebook with my son’s first words and I write it down every mispronounce word and what that word actually means. Also, I adore all those cuddles and giggles. Sometimes they are just so perfect. But there is always a ‘but’. Toddlers can be also like little monsters. They are cute but still kinda monsters. It’s really hard to understand their behaviour. There should be a guide with tips and instructions for parents to know how to survive toddlerhood.
So, here you have 5 things you should know about toddlers:
1. Mama! Mom! Mommy!
Prepare yourself for listening to it all day. Especially when your toddler will not see you for about two minutes. He will constantly follow you around. Just like in that short video
I know it looks so familiar and quite creepy. Don’t worry it will not stop the next couple of years. It will be just harder because they will start adding questions.
But when you will realise why they are doing it, it will be a little bit easier for you to accept it.
2. Toddlers are mostly like divas
Yes, they are real celebrities. They need to have everything NOW. And you can’t say no if you don’t want to start a Third World War. You need to be very careful with them. They can cry without a reason. It’s really difficult to understand what they need or what they want. Why? Because they are changing their minds every 5 seconds. Exactly like divas.
Everyone knows what toddlers tantrums mean. EVERYONE even if they don’t have kids. If somehow you don’t know how toddlers tantrums look like here you have a lovely picture
Yep, they throw themselves on the floor, cream, shout etc. So, what you can do? I tested two methods which are work for us. First one it’s distraction method. Simply you need to show something to your toddler car, doll, bird, plane or whatever will be interesting for him. And the second method which is the best for me- ignoring. Every time my son is trying to throw himself on the floor I ignore it and pretend I do not see him. And about after 20 seconds, he stops his silly tantrum. If it will happen in a public place don’t worry just make sure they are in safe place ie. not in the middle of an aisle and ignore
and pretend they are not yours.
4. They do not understand a word NOT
I think they truly may not know what does it mean. My son looks like I speak to him in Chinese when I say don’t do that, you can’t etc. I need to repeat hundreds of time before he will get it. Sometimes I even begging to behave as he should. He thinks he can do everything that he wants
and sometimes he is right because I have no power to fight.
5. They are messy
Very, very messy…They always find opportunities to get dirty. And you can’t help it. You need to understand that it doesn’t help if you will clean after your toddler every 20 minutes. It will kill you. They are exploring absolutely everything plus they feeding themselves (mostly) so deal with it. And it’s time to accept everyday laundry.
Don’t worry it will not last forever. And it’s totally worth it. Eventually, you will have better days. You will cheerfully dance and sing and see the world in brighter colours. And hat’s really strange you will find out you love it and you want more;)
Those kisses and hugs are all we want 🙂 Am I right?