Don’t move my cheese
Planning to redecorate the living room? Be sure to give little Tootsie a heads up — toddlers are notoriously resistant to changes of any kind. If changes (like a new house or even just a new sippy cup) are stressing her out, you can help by maintaining stability in other parts of her life and offering support and understanding. Speaking of change, you may be wondering when she’ll let you swap out the annoying kids’ CD you just played for the five billionth time. Toddlers love repetition, so get used to it.
[tip] A walking game (like “Let’s try not to step on the cracks”) can keep your toddler on her own two feet when you’re out and about sans stroller.
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