The Truth About Toddler Parenting
Toddler parenting can be a very stressful yet FUN time. I know what you are thinking. Tantrums are no fun and the terrible twos are even worse. We as parents have to look at the bright side. Your little toddler will grow up so fast and then this stage is over.
It is difficult to look at this phase as FUN when you are frustrated about teaching manners or potty training. Trust me I know this all too well. I have a 3 year old and I have gone through all of these issues and more. I am still experiencing toddler behaviors every day. I love it though.
That is the reason that Toddlers Are Fun was created. I wanted to take the “bad times” and turn them into the “Fun Times”. Everyone frowns on the "terrible twos and threes”, but I didn’t. I wanted to embrace my toddler and enjoy every second of him growing up.
There is so much to learn about parenting. I am still taking advice from others and observing on my own. We can all help one another. That is what is so great about the internet and sites like mine. So much valuable information is just a click away.
Try and not get so frustrated at this stage in their lives. It can be trying and extremely hard, I know. Your toddler wants to become so independent and do everything their own way. They think that they are the boss. It’s funny because sometimes as parents we question that very fact. I have thought before that my two year old ran the entire household.
You second guess yourself because you think that you are allowing your child to win. This is not the case. You are only a human being doing your best. It will be okay!! Just relax, regroup and remember that tomorrow is a brand new day. We all make mistakes when it comes to toddler parenting, we are far from perfect.
I’ve decided to share with you some little tips that my husband and I like to do. They just help to make positive parenting our toddler easier. It gives you some relaxation and breathing room. To me it makes me a better mom to get away from my son every now and then. I am a stay at home mom so I think it’s equally as good for him.
** Tips to help make Toddler Parenting Easier **
Taking some “ME” time or alone time
- This is so important and necessary in my opinion. Especially for single parenting. I am a stay at home mom. My husband and I both work from home. We are with our toddler all the time. It is critical that we get our space from each other. You also need to have time to be alone and do things yourself.
For example: I go and get my nails done at this time. I may even go to the grocery store or go to the mall. It is my time to do as I wish. Everyone needs their own time and space, it is healthy. My husband takes his own time too, and does what he likes. It makes our relationship better and toddler parenting easier.
Please don’t feel guilty about taking these times away from your child. When you add it all up, it doesn’t add up to that much time away. However, you will see great results just from taking this short time away from one another. It really will make you a better mom and wife. Trust me!
Family and Friends to the Rescue!!
- You have to rely on your family and friends. If you ever reach a point of feeling overwhelmed pick up the phone and ask someone for help. Especially if you have people who are willing and wanting to help. It is better that you allow your child to go elsewhere than for you to get to angry. That is not a good situation. The distraction will help your child too.
Toddler parenting is not about knowing everything. It’s the courage to recognize what is best for your child at any given time. Especially during a time where you’re feeling stressed. We all can have bad days. Toddlers are no different. You may just need a break for a few hours from each other.
Trust me this really works and helps you both. Their are Organizations who support parents with children that are going through any health struggles, and there's many organizations out there with helpful information or that can offer help if you're having troubles.
These are just a few examples of some things you can try. You understand the idea and where I am going with all of this. Take the time out for you too. It truly does make you a better parent. It’s okay to step back and take some time away from your toddler.
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There are so many phases of toddler parenting that can be difficult. We can learn from one another and help one another along the way. I already know that you would do anything for your child. You love them with all that you have. You take care of them and make sure that all of their needs are being met at all times.
Treat yourself and your marriage in the same way. Look at it exactly the same. Love you and your husband that much to do anything to make your toddler parenting the best. Your toddler deserves the best Mom and Dad ever. You are capable of giving them just that. Be Blessed!!!
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