Sometimes Kami has her moments where she just kind of freaks out and just cries over everything. I’m pretty sure that’s the definition of a toddler, right? I was reading on Baby Center not too long ago about how to calm a toddler down that is having one of their “moments.” There were some really good ideas (which I wanted to share with you, but I can’t find the article now!). I found something that worked for my daughter yesterday…she just needs a minute to take a step back.
I think toddlers (and especially my daughter) get really worked up over something and any little thing will set them off on a stream of tears, throwing things, collapsing to the ground, etc. So yesterday I picked my daughter up and took her in her room. We sat on the rocking chair with her blanket and I began to sing some songs. She cried through the first one. But I sang another.
Then I asked, should we sing some Christmas songs now? And she said, “Yes!” She can’t really sing yet, but she likes to listen. And trust me, I don’t have a great voice. So we sang a few songs, I asked her for a hug and kiss, and off we went!
It didn’t make everything all better, but it definitely helped to remove her from the situation and let her calm down.
And ever since she’s been able to speak some words, that has definitely helped with her frustration. Because now she can tell me, for the most part, what she wants. I know some people dread their child being able to speak, but I love it! It’s been a huge blessing! I hope the rest of my kids are early speakers since Bammer was so late. It just makes life a bit easier. 🙂
My favorite phrase right now is, “Momma, help!”
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