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What Nobody Tells You About Parenting Toddlers

By Lori Garcia |

Toddlers are rad; big fan. I’ve said it a billion times.

Toddlers are known for the unexpected, the outrageous, and the endearing. So what does that mean for us as parents?  It means we’re in for some great surprises!

I can’t tell you everything about parenting toddlers (because that would ruin all the fun), but here’s a glimpse of what you can expect!

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About Lori Garcia


Lori Garcia

Lori Garcia is a writer and mother of two living and loving in Southern California. When she's not fussing with her bangs, you can find her shaking her groove thing on her personal blog, Mommyfriend where she almost never combines true tales of motherhood and mayhem with her degree in child development. Read bio and latest posts → Read Lori's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “What Nobody Tells You About Parenting Toddlers

  1. the original Sarah says:

    I’d like to add that not all kids go through the terrible twos. My daughter’s twos were terrific, and I have many friends who experienced the same.

    1. mommyfriend says:

      Good one! Mine went through the terrible three’s something awful!

  2. Britt S says:

    My son is only 22 months…but oh goshhh how true most of these are. And i’m sure the others will be true as soon as he’s a little older. I’m wondering more and more how this kid isn’t a skeleton… he thrives on nuggets, any sweets (thanks to his father), and fruit snacks (which.. mentioning the poop..and fruit snacks.. oh god…). Also..I snapped at his dad once for turning on the TV when he was just old enough to sit up(“we’re NOT going to be one of those parents that uses TV as a babysitter!!!”)…. now I’m guilty of sometimes using TV…

  3. Candee says:

    Every child is different. My youngest had speech delay but was an easy going child over all he was very frustrated with the lack of speech he was able to deliver at 2 but was walking at 7mos. The frustration was insane for him. My first son hit terrible 3s. So what are you going to do and was advanced in speech. No one ever tells you to prepare yourself for a child with acid reflux or speech delay or better yet. my older son is a Nov baby and no one tells you if you should hold your child back in preschool because his bday didn’t fall on the right month. We however, didn’t hold him back and I m glad we didn’t seeing how academically advanced he is. Should be blame all of that on “terrible twos”? There are books on what to expect when your expecting. How about adding a chapter in there about acid reflux and walking at 7 mos and has to have tubes put in his ears and doesn’t say much but was potty trained at 18 months and was 6weeks premature and then I figured out why he was screaming at the top of his lungs all the time day and night. There are somethings we need to think about when getting ready to have a baby. Or should you keep your child back because he was born in Nov and is a boy and isn’t mature because he is a boy. However, he is totally bored in school as it is and can do the work of 6 and 7 yr olds in his class well. I think we spend too much time on what all the stages are for children and then label them. Maybe to make our selves feel better that they aren’t having these issues because of their parents. i don’t know. But I wish there was a handbook about my bigger issues and instead I got a lot of lip service from society as to what they thought I should do. We are only human and children. That is what makes us all so interesting. If we had perfect children, we might have too many.

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