You want your toddler to stop crying. You also want her to learn her animals. Put that together and what do you get? An almost foolproof method for calming a cranky kiddo.
While this approach might seem like a magic trick, distraction is one of the methods experts and parents recommend when it comes to tackling tantrums. Given the number of hilarious things kids under 4 freak out about, it's nice to know there is an equally amusing solution.
All together now -- What does the cow say? Mooooo...
And here are just a few of the reasons your kid is crying...
We would not let him drive this Porsche.
This cat is helping him finish his mashed potatoes.
I wouldn’t let him demo (destroy) all the items in this Apple Store.
We took away his baby powder.
We introduced him to his older brother for the first time.
He is shopping for mango juicers at Bed Bath and Beyond. With Fabio.
I wouldn’t let him get a tattoo.
Her mother didn’t pick her up quickly enough.
I wouldn’t let him play in the knife drawer.
He is done with lunch.
We let him play on the grass.
He wasn’t allowed to scald himself with hot tea.
I wouldn’t let him play with the knife I used to cut the sandwich…that he threw on the floor.
We gave him delicious pudding.
I made him the jam sandwich he wanted.
He was thirsty. I shared my juice with him.
The neighbor’s dog isn’t outside.
I washed the dirt and sand off his pear.
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