TRYING To Yell Less; More “I’m Disappointed With That Bad Behavior”

Okay, sooo I just yelled as I typed the title. Oops, like I said, I’m trying.

My daughter is like any typical two-year old. She has moments when she listens, luckily most of the time. Don’t get me wrong, she also has those moments where she digs in even when she knows it’s an inappropriate behavior, like she thinks she’ll win the battle.

She HATES it when I say I’m disappointed with her for something she said or did. So I’m learning to use that to my advantage. Whenever I tell her I’m disappointed, she then spends the next few minutes trying to make me happy. Sometimes she does something silly to make me laugh and instantly changes things. What can you do but laugh? They know what they’re doing.

On the flip side, she LOVES when I say, “I’m so proud of you”. She’ll let any and everyone in the room know that I am proud of her. By the way, she mastered spelling her name at 2 years old. 👏👏 Now we just have to master letter recognition which we’ve been working on lately.

I am so proud of my little ray of sunshine. She is my entertainment when things are chaotic at the homestead. I honestly don’t know what my days would be without her. She’s been asking to go to school A LOT lately. I don’t know if I’m ready. I’m definitely NOT ready even though I know it will aid in her social development. Can she stay my little baby girl for just a little while longer?

How do you handle it when your little ones have you standing on the edge of the cliff?

Enjoy your evening, it’s a gloomy and cold (high 63°) one here 😕

~TOODLES~
Stacey

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