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?
Sometimes this will result in difficult behaviour.
My two-year-old sucks his thumb. I’m worried it will affect his teeth. Is a pacifier any better? When should I be really concerned that he hasn't given it up?
Temper tantrums come in different shapes and sizes. From a quick foot stomping to a major meltdown, and everything in between.