Lower yourself below the child’s height, just like how a lifeguard might have to go underwater to then come up behind a drowning victim. Positioning yourself below your toddler’s height can allow your toddler to better hear you and for you to better hear your toddler.
We can validate the emotion, tell the story of what happened, and give appropriate choices, even if the reason they are crying seems ridiculous to us.
Having an RV is amazing especially if you love the great outdoors, but do not want to camp, and like to take road trips. After taking the RV out a few times with my two year old, I have learned so much about traveling with a toddler.
My daughter's behavior was in far contrast to my son's disposition. Now I can see how a road trip with a toddler can quickly turn a sweet child into having a case of road rage.
When two and a half rolled around, it became increasingly frustrating for the twins because they realized how much they were not able to communicate their wants and needs.
I feel like all four of my kids had a show they predominantly obsessed over. So I don't want to complain too much about my two year old's love for Blaze because I know firsthand IT COULD BE WORSE.
He took time to admire the sky. "Airplane, Mommy, Airplane," he said. In this moment nothing else mattered. It took me away from of all of thoughts of "what if." Do I have dinner ready? What about the ants? What about the ground being too warm? Never mind all that.