Thought this truth might be helpful to share with all my tired, frustrated, stretched toddler and young child parents out there...
We need to remember that our kids's job is to push limits. They need to do this to grow and develop as a person.
OUR job is to enforce those limits so our kids feel safe through this growth.
But, that doesn't mean that it's easy.
In fact, it's really really hard to get through this time.
I know it all too well right now - we have been graced with not one but two toddlers!
But, as counter-intuitive as it is, I also see this time as a gift.
Our kids are showing their biggest feelings with us because home is where they feel the most safe.
Precious right? But also really challenging. The good news is that both things can be true.
If you are struggling to manage through this time, please feel free to reach out. I have a Toddler Tools program that I run. It goes through 8 behaviour techniques that will help you both honour their feelings AND get the things done that are necessary to do (like getting socks on and getting out the door!)
After an hour and a half workshop, you will have the tools necessary to turn things around at home. Not to say that the tantrums will end, but, you'll feel way more equipped to handle them when they do. Doesn't that sound good?