Keep your cool with your toddler
I posted a week or two ago asking how to do this, so how funny that I would find an article on it today!! This article suggests ways to stay calm when dealing with your toddler. In it they suggest:
-listening when they talk
-give them some downtime
-don't overstimulate with a busy schedule
-let yourself (and them) have a flexible schedule
-try to see things the way they do
-remember that you ARE the boss
-give them jobs to do
What do you think needs to be added to this list? Which tip is most important? I say laugh... but a close second of being flexible with your schedule.
When Audrey was just born, I was nursing her and Mason got into the cat food. He made a HUGE mess all over the kitchen and had a grand old time doing it while I was trapped on the couch. Once I was done nursing, I really only had two options... laugh, or cry. So I laughed, took pictures, and started cleaning up!