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10 Ways Toddlers Just Love to Add Insult to Injury

By Meredith Carroll |

Tough love

Toddler love can be pretty tough

It’s pretty much textbook toddler behavior: Making the life of their parents as difficult as possible. It’s all about growing and exploring and testing boundaries and some other stuff like that.

But whatever the perfectly normal reasons are for their outrageously inappropriate and annoying and frustrating and messy behavior, it still stings. Often.

Here are 10 particularly special ways toddlers just loooooove to add insult to injury:

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Go Ahead, Toddlers: Keep Rubbing It In

Hair Pulling

You reach down to pick up the food they intentionally dropped from their high chair, and each and every time you get down to the ground, they pull your hair as you're cleaning.

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Meredith Carroll

Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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