The Terrible Twos Don’t Have to Be So Terrible

terribletwosTell me that you don’t know what it’s like to be the mom standing there with the toddler who is screaming that that toy—someone else’s—has to come home with you. Tell me that you haven’t fought tooth and nail to get that same child to eat anything at dinner time. And please, tell me that you never have any trouble getting that dear one into bed at night. I want you to tell me these things because that means you have no idea what it’s like dealing with the terrible twos. That means you still have time to avoid the tantrums altogether with Talking to Toddlers.

I was lucky to find Talking to Toddlers when I did, right before my second child’s second birthday. The first one had been such a nightmare at that age that I was terrified of going through the terrible twos all over again. During number one’s terrible twos, he did the opposite of everything I told him to do. The tantrums were unbearable. I felt like there wasn’t anything I could do to make my little one happy. We both survived, but I wonder how things could have turned out if I knew about Talking to Toddlers back then.

Talking to Toddlers made dealing with number two so much easier. These powerful parenting strategies for toddlers taught me to totally rethink the way I dealt with my kids. And it can help you too.

You see, what I didn’t realize was that I was communicating with my toddler all wrong. Toddlers do the opposite of what you tell them because of the way you tell them to do things. I had no idea there was something I was saying to my toddlers that was setting them off on those headache-inducing temper tantrums. There was an emotional connection between me and my toddler that was missing. I have that now. Talking to Toddlers taught me the right way to communicate with my kids. You don’t have to be terrified of the terrible twos!