My daughter hasn’t even learned to say “no” yet and I’ve already experienced moments when her behaviors have been trying for my patience – especially at times when my fuse was already feeling extra short.
I know that it won’t always be a reality, but I really want to try my hardest not to lose my cool with her. I’m sure the day will come when I lose it, and when it does I will come back and apologize and talk with her about it, but until then, I try to employ some really simple techniques when I’m feeling frustrated with her and I thought I’d share them. They’re simple, but they really make a difference in helping me to stay calm during the challenging moments and maybe they’ll help you in keeping your cool with a toddler too.
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