Parenting Toddlers

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The toddler years can be challenging… I’m right in the middle of them myself. There are days when all I want to do is find a corner and cry out of frustration. Please tell me I’m not the only one?!

But I’ve learned a lot about being a mother in the last 4 years and have realized that the key to any day going successfully is how I handle myself. A calm, stress-free mother is essential to any happiness in the home.

This is where my strategy of minimal activities comes in – I know I can’t handle a busy day myself without getting stressed out, so, to keep everything running smoothly and everybody happy, I’ve learned to say ‘no’ sometimes and limit our day-time activities to a manageable amount.

After all, how can I expect my children to handle a busy day AND a stressed momma without more than a few meltdowns and fights? I can’t.

I’m always learning more about parenting and stay on the lookout for helpful information and practical ideas that I can put to use in our own lives. I came across these links in the last few weeks that taught me a little more… maybe they can help you too?

Toddler Quiet Time: a daily routine to give everyone breathing time | Day2Day Joys

Baby Steps & Toddler Tips: discipline for the earliest years | Simple Mom

What Should a 4 Year Old Know? | A Magical Childhood

5 Ways to Love Your Life More Today | Steady Mom

Do The Very Thing You Ask of Them | Simple Mom

6 thoughts on “Parenting Toddlers

  1. True! I think we as moms tend to be a little hard on ourselves! I just watched a little clip this afternoon portraying what moms viewed themselves as (more negative i.e. no patience, yelling at their kids etc, and then what the children viewed their moms as…very positive: Heros, mom is the best, mom loves me!) As long as they know they are still loved…that’s important!

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