Aug 2, 2019
It’s possible for parental expectations to be too high AND too low. You’ll have some parents keen on getting their little ones to read and write before they’re even in kindergarten while insisting they’re not yet emotionally able to comprehend big changes like moving homes. Social media plays a big role in perpetrating unrealistic expectations, with sponsored ads on Facebook and other platforms skewing these expectations even further. In the end, what your toddler can or cannot do most often boils down to what they have the cognitive capacity for—again, their little brains are still developing!
In this episode, Jamie lays out the difficult truth about tantrums, breaks down what your little one may or may not be capable of doing at their age, and gets real about the unfortunate aspect of parenting you’re just going to have to come to terms with.
The Finer Details of This Episode:
“There is no way to stop a tantrum mid-tantrum.”
“Shame is huge and our children can’t handle it.”
“Nobody has it all together, and if they do, I dunno, they’re living a very inauthentic life.”
“Don’t have this expectation that the whole world is doing it well and you’re not. Everybody’s having a hard time.”
“We hold [the boundary] so that the child can learn.”
“We expect these kids to be so compliant and yet we also underestimate them at every single turn.”
“If there’s a pink elephant in your house, I can assure you that your child has noticed it.”
Jamie’s homepage - http://www.jamieglowacki.com/
Oh Crap! Potty Training - https://www.amazon.com/Crap-Potty-Training-Everything-Parenting-ebook/dp/B00V3L8YSU
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