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10 Social Norms Toddlers Break With No Shame

By Emily |

If you have a toddler you know that they often display some really crazy behavior.

The worst though is when they exhibit that behavior in public in a way that breaks just about every unwritten, or sometimes written, social rule. And they do it without any thought to how their behavior affects other people, especially you, their embarrassed parent.

We all know toddlers don’t have the same filters as the rest of us regarding their public behavior.  Here are some of the top ways toddlers break social norms with no shame. nggallery id=’124471′

10 Social Norms Toddlers Break With No Shame

1. Eating Food Off The Floor

We've all either seen, or had our own toddler do it: They spot a fallen cracker, raisin, piece of candy, or even gum on the ground. Stop. Crouch. Pick up and pop right into their mouth. Gross!

Tell us the funniest/worst story of a social norm your toddler has broken in public!

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0 thoughts on “10 Social Norms Toddlers Break With No Shame

  1. Lisa says:

    My son eats anything he can get his hands on and I have caught him almost grooming the carpet trying to find stuff to put in his mouth and now that he can undress himself he does several times a day. Most of the time I figure he will grow out of it and so I do not worry although he might be headed for a life in a nudist colony.

  2. Indigo Sabrian says:

    Emily, this is an amusing post, but you need to examine your apostrophes. Toddlers plural doesn’t need one (repeated 3 or 4 times), and “you’re toddler” doesn’t either (#3). I’m not usually grammar police but this seems egregious.

  3. christy says:

    I let my 3 yr old dress herself alot. Some days shes wearing mismatched patterns or colors and clothes might be on backwards but she likes it lol

  4. Ashley says:

    Cute, funny article! But a couple of things: It’s “Toddlers”, not “Toddler’s” in the case of “Toddler’s don’t” or “Toddler’s love”, and “your”, not “you’re” in the case of “you’re toddler”. Sorry, but those things just jump out at me, and I figured you’d want to correct them! =)

  5. Emily says:

    Thanks for pointing out the grammar mistakes. They should all be corrected now. Sometimes it’s hard to concentrate on proofreading with your kiddos climbing on you, yelling, and fighting while you are trying to write. :) Thanks for understanding.

  6. Annie Ho says:

    The word toddlers at the beginning of the article should not have an ‘s. It’s plural – just toddlers.

  7. leah marie says:

    i rember when my son chris brought my panies well thongs downstairs while i had a bunch of company and gave them to me in front of everyone lol i was so shocked and didn no wht to do lol now he says mom u rember tht im like how can i forget lol he was four years old then now hes seventeen lol

  8. Cheryl says:

    I’ll never forget my darling 2-year old climbing on top of the table at a restaurant (teach me to actually look down at the menu) and flipping her dress over her head and in front of a packed house demanding that I pick her “wedgie” out of her butt.

  9. Erin says:

    When my daughter was just learning to walk we had to make an very last minute flight to see some family members out of state. We were running late (of course) so my husband told me to take our toddler and his carryone/computer case and head through security, he would be right behind us. We get through security just fine, but as I go to pick up his computer bag I forgot that it was still unzipped and EVERYTHING dumped out on the floor in the security line. So I put my daughter down and hung onto her with one hand while a really nice TSA lady helps me put everything back into the case. I look back at her and she is LICKING the plexiglass dividing the lines at the checkpoint in security. I honestly thought for the first time in my life I was going to faint! I just looked at her for a few seconds in pure shock, and then pulled her off the glass which was of course covered in toddler slobber. Needless to say she survived the incident (and I did too!) with no exotic diseases or illness of any kind, nothing!!!!!. Although her daddy just about had a stroke when I told him what happened!

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