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It turns out I'm not so great at keeping up with this blog. My sweet little bug will be turning three this next month. I love being a father! I do however want to say that I was misinformed. A new born is far easier to take care of then a toddler. This is a great but exhausting stage. I find my days filled with why? why not? mine! Whats that? NO! Daddy! Daddy! Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!..... what?? haha
I am a new mom and I love it.
If you want a break from reading the same Dr. Seuss book, we recommend sitting with your toddler in front of the computer. Mouse around some kid-friendly websites and get connected to an alternative to t.v. and books on the next rainy day.
NOGGIN.com offers interactive games that aim to stimulate, challenge and engage its visitors. You can also find music videos, and printable cartoons featuring Blue’s Clues, Dora the Explorer, and Jack's Big Music Show.
Studies show that toddlers are sensitive to the emotional dynamics of the interactions around them.
University of Washington researchers have found that toddlers as young as 18 months engage in what they call “emotional eavesdropping” by listening and watching emotional reactions directed by one adult to another and then using this emotional information to shape their own behavior.
Saying "no" to your toddler is often necessary but it can be difficult for both of you. She doesn't like the word, and you don't like the results.
Parenting Magazine offers some pointers that may help.
First, replace "no" with "yes." Try saying "We sit on the couch" instead of "No standing on furniture!" Or "Yes, you can have a cookie — right after you eat your green beans." This helps toddlers understand the rules and may prevent a power struggle.