Enter Their World

One of the easiest mistakes to make in parenting toddlers is that we forget to enter their world.  We want our children to meet us where we are instead of the other way around.  We need to meet our children where they are.  Children are slower-paced (believe it or not), and they are taking in the world around them at their level.  They want to help us do things (even though it may lengthen the amount of time it would take for us to do relatively simple tasks).  They like (and need) to be seen, heard, known, and understood.  We can fulfill these (often demanding) requirements of our toddlers if we will just step out of our own busy-ness and step in to their world of awe and wonder.

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