My Life with a Bossy Toddler
Tantrums are a Part of Life. Bossiness is Just the Cherry on Top
So, here I am turning the internet upside down and feverishly flipping the pages of several parenting books at a time, all with broken spines from their regular use. This time, all in the name of taming my wild one and finding a good way of dealing with temper tantrums, hopefully before I go insane!
She’s a beautiful soul. Fearless and tenacious, yet sweet and friendly. She’s sly and sneaky and completely hysterical about it. Sometimes my head spins with the speed of her understanding of the world she was born into.
My little wild one is definitely figuring out that she is her own being in this big, bright world and she wants her opinions not only heard, but carried out, not now, but RIGHT NOW! Otherwise, you’d better watch out and get out of her way!
This is how she earned her well deserved nickname — Bossy. Though I try not to use it around her… that’s all she needs… THAT power. No way! Okay, most of the time I fail because it’s too perfect not to use.
She is a happy-go-lucky kid most of the time but when she looses it, boy, she really LOOSES it! [Read more…]