Two-year-olds get a bad rap. Some call them “terrible”. But they are not terrible at all. At this stage, children are making a huge leap in their thinking skills as they are now able to use their imagination and develop lots of their own ideas. Two-year-olds still do not have all the skills or the control over their world they need to follow through on all of their ideas. This naturally leads to anger, confusion and frustration—feelings they do not yet know how to manage very well. So they have a lot of breakdown, fondly known as tantrums.
The good news is there is a lot you can do to help your two-year-old cope, thrive and learn during this exciting year which will be full of lots of No’s from your spirited toddler, but filled with lots of laughter too.
To learn about the many ways you can nurture your 2-year-old’s thinking skills, click here.
This link is provided by Zero to Three, The National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families