As any parent of a toddler will know, there is nothing cuter than a little person that is finding their feet, their voice and their whole personality. But toddlers can also leave you ready to tear your hair out…as they put all their new found skills into action, test boundaries, and lash out with frustration. It can be really hard to deal with!
There are loads of positive parenting sites and blogs out there which is fab but can be a bit overwhelming – not to mention sometimes unrealistic. We are only human! I personally find it pretty stressful and guilt inducing when reading articles full of wholesome advice that I know I either haven’t followed or could never stick to… However, there are other sites and research from child psychologists and scientists that I’ve seen that provide really informed and manageable suggestions for helping to deal with toddlers. Here are some of the top tips I’ve gleaned from these places plus my own experience!