As children enter the toddler phase, it seems like they are always on the go and definitely not as manageable as they were as babies. Once they start walking, parents have to constantly stay on their toes. Since toddlers no longer need to rely on parents to get around, they start seeking more independence.
Unfortunately, they also discover that there are rules and boundaries they are expected to follow which is often frustrating to them. During this age, toddlers are absorbing language quickly but still cannot clearly explain what they need, another source of irritation.
Our site offers tips for toddler-proofing the house. Plus, we can guide you through these years helping you understand your child and suggesting tried-and-true methods for handling meltdowns and establishing household rules. While sometimes stressful, this is an exciting time in children’s lives as they start exploring the world and experiencing so many firsts.