Happy August Everyone! It’s Heather from FamilyVolley.com. I’m excited to be here today to share some parenting tips to make things a little bit easier in your home. And although today’s post is geared toward toddlers, the parenting tips can be used when parenting kids of any age. When our oldest child was nearing 2, I clearly remember my mom telling me that the twos were terrific, not terrible. I have always been grateful for her counsel. I ignored all the people telling me “to brace myself for the terrible twos”, went into parenting a two year old with an open mind, and you know what, she was exactly right. Now, five kids later, two is one of my favorite ages. As much as I love all the toddler developments, there is something that comes with being two that isn’t terrific. Two year olds tend to be a little bossy. Toddlers in general seem to be a little bossy and want things their own way. Dealing with a bossy child isn’t easy, but here’s some more information that might help:
My little Aspen girl is preeeeetty bossy. For a while we tried “Love and Logic” and it helped us at the time. But then she caught on and stopped making choices and instead just said “no” to everything. Haha! Too smart for her own good.
Last year we started doing “Two-minute-tidy” at our house, and it helps me feel less like I’m cleaning up after her all day. She just has a two-minute limit to take things and put them in their correct room. She doesn’t have to put anything away on a shelf/in a drawer/etc in that time; she just has to get items out of the wrong spot. She really loves it since it’s similar to something a character on a favorite show does.