The toddler years are filled with growth and new discoveries. While your toddler discovers her voice and learns new vocabulary, her favorite word may fast become, “NO!” With every “no” your toddler is finding and asserting her independence. While this is a natural growth stage, it can try your patience on your more frazzled days.
A wonderful way to divert from the stream of “no’s” is to give your toddler a choice between two options so she feels that she has some independence.
- Would like Cheerios or fruit for breakfast?
- Would you like to walk and hold mommy’s hand or be in your stroller?
- Would you like to take a nap or have a time out?
Be creative, tap into your parenting genius and you will see you can reel in your toddler’s string of “no’s.”
What creative toddler tips do you have?