Handling a Two-Year-Old

Here are some things that might be helpful for those of you who have or will have a 2YO.

  • You can always brush a 2-year-old’s teeth.

    If he likes the toothbrushing process, then you’re good because he cooperates.

    If he doesn’t like the toothbrushing process, then he cries. And when he cries, he opens his mouth and you are free to brush his teeth.

    Now when he turns 3, he might learn to clamp his mouth shut to thwart the attempt at hygiene… But don’t tell him that yet, please.

  • Don’t pour as much into a cup as you think he can drink.

    Rather, pour as much into the cup as you want to clean off the floor.

  • Don’t try to argue with him.

    He will be more persistent than you.
    Example:
    2YO: Where bumblebee go?
    Parent: It’s not a bumblebee – it’s a fly.
    2YO: Where bumblebee go?
    Parent: It’s not a bumblebee – it’s a fly.
    2YO: Where bumblebee go?
    Parent: He flew out the window. Look there’s a fly over there!

    The goal is to redirect his attention.

    Or outlast him until his nap time.

Yet they did not listen or incline their ears, but stiffened their necks in order not to listen or take correction.

Jeremiah 17:23

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This little article thingy was written by Some Guy sometime around 6:26 pm and has been carefully placed in the Family category.

One Response to “Handling a Two-Year-Old”

  1. Ricky Anderson Says:

    Keep it up; I’m taking notes here…

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