My day is filled with ‘no’s’. This is not fun for me or my toddler.
How can I make the day more manageable for him and me?
Toddlers are busy.
They love to run, explore and play.
They enjoy talking and singing and being loud.
They are little and still fairly new at this thing called life.
We are big and fairly experienced at this thing called life.
So we should be in charge of the day.
We have been around longer and understand the importance of nutrition, safety, sleep requirements and varied indoor and outdoor play opportunities.
Having a pattern for the day that includes a balance between quiet and slow activities with the loud and busy activities is best.
Print out the pattern for the day (with pictures) and place it in a prominent place in the house. Refer to it often.
Watch most of the ‘no’s’ disappear within a few weeks. J