May 17, 2019
Jamie doesn’t believe kids are capable of “bad” behavior in the traditional sense—most toddlers aren’t mentally developed enough to act truly maliciously. But when you mix complex feelings, a near-complete inability to verbally communicate those feelings, and few if any inhibitions, and your little one can turn into a little shit really quickly. The trick is figuring out what feelings motivate acting out and what tools we can use to help them express those feelings in a healthier (and quieter) way.
In this episode, Jamie discusses the three major ways your little one can act up, as well as some helpful techniques you can use to expand your kid’s emotional vocabulary and keep them from going overboard.
The Finer Details of This Episode:
“Remember, they’re so new—2, 3 years old. They don’t have all the words!”
“Children are allowed to have bad days, and I think we all forget that.”
“The tricky thing about boundaries is that kids will keep moving them.”
“If it’s gonna wack your kid out and result in tantrums and bad behavior, say no.”
“Your job is to be a pole in cement, in the ground, that they can totally kick off of.”
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