It’s every parent’s nightmare – losing your child in a public place. And yet, many toddlers love going off to explore, oblivious to – or perhaps in spite of – the fright it can cause their parents. Why?
Is it wrong to leverage this idea and encourage our kids to “disobey” us? Are we teaching them that it’s good to be bad?
Don’t worry, parents. Toddler untruths are associated with highly developed cognitive skills. After all, lying is a pretty complicated task.
The reality of toddler life is that they change day to day.
Registered dietitian Jill Wallace offers the following tips to ensure mealtime goes off without a hitch.
Patience is critical during the toddler stage – the toddler needs to learn it, and the parent needs to have endless reserves of it.
Sure, it takes a village to raise a child, but what happens when tribe members insist on spoiling your wee one?
Imagination kicks into high gear at the toddler stage. Pretend play is educational, but also just plain fun.
Is your kiddo taking his time moving from crawling to walking? Don't fret just yet.
Sometimes this will result in difficult behaviour.