Okay. So I’m not sure if this is a preemie thing or just a toddler thing but I feel like my son has all of a sudden hit the terrible twos – early. I feel like they are worse than anyone ever warns you about, too! The tantrums, throwing objects across the living room, the undoing all the cleaning you just did, the not wanting to be held until you’re making dinner or have no free hands whatsoever.
I’m not even exaggerating. The other night my little one was spending time with his daddy and decided to throw his sippy at my husband’s head out of the blue. So my husband decided to get on to him and roll it back down to him. Then Dusty just laughed. He thought it was a game!
Don’t get me wrong, my guy can be sweet. Those moments are just a little more rare these days. I’m not sitting around waiting for this new phase to end on its own, though. Earlier today I went on a search for tips to turn these terrible twos into terrific twos. I’m determined to make this phase he is in into a good one.
I found as article on Parents.com –
– that offers up some advice for transitioning into the terrific twos. My favorite part was where they say kids believe that kisses are magic. This is so true. Dusty can be in the middle of a huge tantrum and out of nowhere he leans in and gives me a big ol’ slobbery wet kiss and just melts my heart.
I honestly believe that these years can be impacted by the way we as parents look at them. If we keep in mind that our preemies are still small and living in the moment and not going to always act like this then it makes these crazy hectic times just a little easier. So if you have any advice for how you and your little one got through the terrible twos, pleas feel free to comment and leave advice. 🙂
Hope y’all have a wonderful week!