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Things I've Learned With My Toddler

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December 22nd, 2008, 08:16 AM
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This post could be a million pages long and I still wouldn't cover it all. But I was thinking about all the things my little one's taught me and all the things I've decided are the most important to teach her. Anyone can feel free to add or comment.
1. Before I had her, I worried about being needed so much. IT NEVER OCCURED TO ME I WOULD NEED HER MORE.
2. The terrible twos aren't all that terrible at all. In fact, they're wonderful. Whenever she gets agitated/starts a tantrum of sorts, I've learned to take a deep breath and remember...IT'S HARDER FOR HER THAN IT IS FOR ME.
3. The best way to teach her good manners is to USE THEM MYSELF. I'm always amazed by how little I need to "teach" her when I regularly SHOW HER.
4. The person I am at home is the person I need to be ALL THE TIME. More than anything I can give her, the most important thing (besides love and affection) is CONSISTENCY.
5. If I want her to respect my boundaries, I NEED TO RESPECT HERS.
6. Of all the words she uses, NO is the most important one. Sometimes it makes my ears burn to hear it, but I'm so glad she's able to assert herself. When I get frustrated by a NO, I remind myself that it's SO IMPORTANT TO LET HER OWN HER OWN FEELINGS and that allowing her to say NO now will help her gain the confidence to say it when she needs to as she gets older.
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December 22nd, 2008, 09:31 AM
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What a great post!
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December 22nd, 2008, 12:34 PM
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Oh that is a great post!!!

The big thing I learned is don't mess with Nap or bed time. Stay on a good schedule with them... It justs makes life better!

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December 22nd, 2008, 12:48 PM
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wow that is a great post. and so true

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December 22nd, 2008, 01:08 PM
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December 22nd, 2008, 01:17 PM
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You must have the patience of a saint, because my kids just drive me bonkers!!!
Especially these terrible two's! I'm looking forward to when they are 4 & 5 years old!
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December 22nd, 2008, 06:10 PM
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Thanks for sharing
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