My little princess Maliah Thandiwe is 20 months. I can’t believe the blessing that the God has given to me. I do not believe in the “terrible twos,” because it is all about the faith, goodness, and love that you put into your child. I believe that if you train your child early they will be amazing productive citizens and scientists of the world. The “terrible twos,” can be a myth and in four months she will have “terrific twos,” and be fabulous! However, I do have to be realistic that we are going to face our challenges as she enters into a new age milestone. We will have to overcome the hurdles of potty training, discovering more independence by putting on her own clothes, becoming more particular about foods, and learning more about the world around her today. I am sure that she will begin to test me as a parent, and test her levels of independence as she is growing into a feisty two year old. However, I believe that discipline is very important to overcome the “terrible two’s,” and to begin moving in a productive direction for our family. I discipline both of my children by “time out.” Also, the use of rewards for good behavior and continued encouragement, prayer, and love. I believe that at the end of the day it is important to do what works for both you and your growing toddler before she/he reaches the age of two.
3. Positive attitude
6. Rewards and encouragement
7. Have fun
8. Enjoy the moment
How do you cope with the terrible two’s?