Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast
#5: Tips for Parenting a 2-Year-Old
with Ann McKitrick
People’s opinions about parenting a 2-year-old are no big secret. After all, toddlers have a bad rap. Maybe you’ve even had someone say to you, “just wait until they’re two!” like your child will instantly morph from a sweet, cooing, happy baby into a demanding, obstinate toddler as soon as the clock strikes midnight.
They do call it the terrible twos, after all. (I’m NOT one of those people, by the way.)
In this episode, we celebrate all things 2 by focusing on the second year of life. We’ll talk about what’s going on with your 2-year-old, all the wonderful, sometimes challenging developmental changes that are happening both inside and out, and how you can change your approach to parenting during this new phase of childhood.
Here’s a glance at this episode…
- [01:21] There’s an unspoken message about 2-year-olds
- [02:00] What are 2-year-olds like?
- [05:39] Toddlers are “raw people”
- [06:55] We as parents have to adjust
- [09:33] How to set rules and boundaries
- [11:29] Practical ways to get through the day
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