When my oldest son turned two, I braced myself. After all, they must call it “terrible twos” for a reason, right?
Well, not quite. Sure, 2-year-olds come with a healthy dose of frustration, exasperation, and general OMG-ness. But if you were still learning about the grown-up world and absolutely nothing made sense, wouldn’t you too?
Year two in your little one’s life comes with incredible growth. You’ll often see a language explosion, gross and fine motor skills expand, potty-learning begin, and play skills develop at a rapid pace. It’s astounding to watch, and when you step back and think about just how much is going on in their little brains at once, all the tantrums and defiance make more sense, too.
It’s like constant 2020 in their heads: always too much at once.
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