Toddlers Trials, Tests and Tribulations

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Lets face it. Kids test your patience. Whether they are toddlers, school age or teenagers they seem to know how to push your buttons. Between tantrums, outlandish demands and a never ending stream of questions toddlers somehow find ways to delight and defy our hearts and imaginations. Parenting is a challenge, one that doesn’t come with an instruction manual though you can find you fair share of books and advice on the topic knowing whose advice to take can prove harder than the parenting itself.

There is only one thing that you need to remember – LOVE – you love your kids and they love you. A toddler hug can make the worst of days seem not so bad, a little “It’s ok Mommy” goes a long way toward getting through the next tantrum. So how do you deal with those ‘trouble spots’? Those moments when you want to look the other way and pretend that isn’t your child who peed on the floor, or is screaming “no, no, no, no” well….here are some thoughts on a few subjects (: