General News · 27th March 2017
The Toddler’s Creed
If I want it, it’s mine.
If I give it to you and change my mind later, it’s mine.
If I can take it away from you, it’s mine.
If I had it a little while ago it’s mine.
If it is mine, it will never belong to anyone else, no matter what.
If we are building something together, all of the pieces are mine.
If it looks like mine, it’s mine.
--T. Berry Brazelton
Sound familiar? If you are parenting or caring for young children, this likely rings a bell. You wonder what is really going on. Your 3 year old is charming, funny, loving and full of hugs one moment, and then completely irrational, emotional and out of control the next. He hits, he screams, he will not share. She bites, she throws, she's impossible to reason with.
Toddlers and preschoolers are notorious for their impulsiveness and their untempered ways of relating. Do they need more socialization? Do they need consequences and a firmer hand? More sleep? Less sugar? Everyone has advice for parents of toddlers and can be righteously appalled when yours has a tantrum in the grocery store line up. Few people, however, remember how challenging this time can be.
Being reassured that all of the above behaviors are normal, and, in fact, play an important role in your child’s development of self, can set your mind at ease. Seeing your child’s behavior through the lens of development and attachment can give you confidence in your power to parent.
The CCHA Family Support Program and Success By Six are sponsoring 4 Free Classes
facilitated by Dayna Davis
Love and Limits Understanding The Young Child
Saturdays April 1, 8, 22 and May 6
10 am -12pm Manson’s Hall Pioneer Room
Childcare by donation. For more information and to register for childcare, contact Desta: cortesfscgmail.com