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Surviving the Terrible 2s. Part 1

Got a terrible 2-year-old? Then, chances are, you have a healthy child.
As trying as they can be, the “terrible 2s” are an important part of your child’s development. They usually begin at about 18 months, when your delightful, easygoing baby suddenly becomes stubborn, willful and just plain difficult.

It’s the “Me do it” stage, says Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., a family counselor and author of more than a dozen parenting books, including “Positive Discipline: The First Three Years” (Prima Publications, 1996, $16).

After being cuddled, coddled and catered to, your child is ready to take control. She wants to be independent, make her own choices — and is eager to test the limits.

This testing usually includes saying “No” to all the things he used to do with a smile, as well as biting, hitting and temper tantrums. But it’s important to remember that these protests — as loud and as embarrassing as they can be — are all part of how your child will learn to become a self-reliant, self-confident and capable person. This is the foundation for his understanding of what is and isn’t allowed.

The skills parents need to successfully get through (and actually enjoy!) this stage are patience, knowledge and understanding. And, as with so many other parts of our lives, when dealing with the terrible 2s, attitude is everything.

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