What is typical terrible two behavior? Let’s just say it’s the time when you ask them to do something and they do the opposite. Sometimes they want you to cradle them and sometimes they run away from you. I realized that my youngest is going through this stage because I tried so hard to get a picture of her this past weekend and it was impossible. There are days when she loves being in the camera and days she wants nothing to do with the camera.
It’s the only time when you feel like jumping out of a window because you have a headache every time your daughter screams. My son already went through the terrible twos but I guess I forgot how bad this stage really was until now. My sweet daughter is reminding me now how tough this stage can really be for the parents. It is a time when you really have to be patient with your toddlers and ask God to give you more patience on top of what you already have because it is not easy. Don’t underestimate the terrible twos stage because it can really challenge you.
What is the terrible twos stage? It’s a time when toddlers are finding their own identity and seeing what they are capable of doing on their own. One minute they want to be held and the next they are running away from you. Toddlers understand that there are rules to follow but they want to challenge those rules and especially in front of people.
On the other hand, I can empathize with toddlers and imagine how frustrating it must be that they can’t communicate what they want to say. And that they can’t move as fast as they would like to move because they want to keep up with their siblings or other kids. It takes a lot of patience to explain things to the toddlers because they have so many questions. But it still doesn’t justify their reason for screaming.
If you are looking for an answer on how to handle your toddler, then you are reading the wrong article because I do not have the answer. But there is one piece of advice that I can give you. Be patient with your child because this is only a stage. This too shall pass and before you know it they will be growing and maturing into kids.
I just hope that this stage is over soon! But until then, I will still cradle her even when she screams and cherish these little moments because sooner or later she won’t want me to hold her anymore.
Have you gone through the terrible two stage with your toddler? I would love to hear your experience!
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