The toddler years are marked by big leaps in growth. From his first tentative steps to full out running, from babbling and single words to rushes of entire sentences, your child is growing rapidly and it shows. As a parent of a toddler your days will be long and busy with the constant demands of a little person who has many needs. Still, the next two years will fly by. As much as possible, try to allow yourself to stop long enough to enjoy the beautiful moments this age has to offer, like the first time your child tells you he loves you.
Take advantage of the window of opportunity for learning by keeping your toddler's mind engaged and learning through everyday tasks.
As a parent, it is important to be informed about what is normal for children 0-5 when it comes to exploring their bodies so that you can recognize any concerning or alarming behaviors.
Temper tantrums, power struggles, and impulsiveness; they don’t call it the terrible twos without cause. Toddlers lack the self-control and communication skills of older children and are growing more independent every day. Don’t despair, there are things you can do now to help ease your child through this transition and stay sane at the same time.