“I know, it’s really hard.” That’s it.  That’s all you have to say. We hear “I can’t” a million times a day and often during meltdowns or tantrums and it’s really quite simple.  Just respond with, “yes, it is hard.” They may not actually be able to do what they are saying they can’t do […]


When children enter the toddler stage, they gain independence.  This is hard for parents.  This is hard for toddlers.   They don’t know what independence is, so they have to experiment. “Do you want the bear or truck pajamas?’ “I want the monkey pajamas.” “The monkey pajamas are dirty.   Do you want the bear […]