Toddlers can be a real challenge. Anyone who has ever heard of the “Terrible Twos” will know just what this means, but it’s not just two-year-olds who can be defiant and unruly. The toddler years in general are a time when children are learning more about who they are and how they interact with the world around them. Just ask this mom of a threenager. With this comes pushing the boundaries and sometimes breaking the rules or doing things that are unsafe.
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Raising three children is no small task. You would think that the experience you gain with each child would help with the next. And it does for the most part. But even as a mama with 20 years (29 if you count my niece) of child raising under my belt, I still wish they came with instruction manuals.
Toddlers need limits – without them they will be bouncing off the walls, I’ve seen it on more than one occasion. They will test your boundaries and they will try to see how far they can push you. And it’s not just toddlers, it’s all children; they need to be given boundaries. By taking these steps for how to set limits for your toddler, and starting at a younger age, you establish those boundaries that will help them to grow and be happy.
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Yesterday news broke of an incident that occurred at the Cincinnati Zoo that involved a Gorilla being put down after a child fell into the enclosure. The world is furious with the mother of the child, as well as the zoo, for the death of the 17-year-old 400lb Gorilla named Harambe. But who are we to judge the Cincinnati Zoo mother?
Harambe, a Western Lowland Gorilla, is a critically endangered species, so I totally get the uproar.