The alterations that happen to a child between your age range of about one year and three or four years, the years that can reasonably be referred to as ‘the toddler years’, are enormous.
During that time:
However much you want your toddler to understand what you are saying, they are typically incompetent at processing large quantities of information.
It can be, therefore, not worth spending any length of time talking about behaviour with them.
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By the same time as all this change, little ones are also mindful of the adult world, and what adults are capable of doing. This, for many children, is hugely annoying. They really know what they want to do, but their developing skills are not yet sufficient, and many do not have enough language to describe the condition to an adult, either.
It is, perhaps, not surprising that the young child years are renowned for playing pranks.
The earth, for toddlers, must be very confusing, surprising and aggravating much of the time. As the parent of a toddler, it is worth bearing this at heart as much as you can. It can help you to understand some of their difficulties and issues, and be more tolerable and understanding parents.
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