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Terrible Twos

Why It's Okay To Hate Your Toddler

Dana Westreich Hirt | Posted 10.06.2016 | Parents
Dana Westreich Hirt

Hating toddlerhood? You’re not alone. This is an actual post from a parenting group I belong to on Facebook. Swear. To. God. At post time, there we...

This Desperate Dad Is Trying To Ward off The Terrible Twos

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.14.2016 | Parents

Parents are familiar with “the terrible twos,” a frightening phase of toddlerdom. Now, this desperate dad is trying to find a way to prevent “th...

Dear Moms, It's Not Always Your Fault

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 08.04.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

In some way or another, we are all a product of our raising. Everything from our childhood, and ways our parents did or didn't participate has resulted in who we are today.

A Letter to My Almost-3-Year-Old

Jenna Stewart | Posted 04.14.2017 | Parents
Jenna Stewart

Please stop standing an inch away from the television. You are going to go blind, and I am going to lose my sh*t if I have to ask you to back up even one more time. I promise you will be able to see Angelina Ballerina just fine from the couch.

My View For Today

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 01.21.2017 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

I want to fast-forward; then I want to rewind. I don't know what the hell I want.

29 Photos That Perfectly Sum Up Life With Toddlers

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents

Toddlers. They've been called a**holes, dictators and tiny drunk people. But mere words don't capture what it's really like to live with a toddler. We...

Are Germs To Blame For Your Toddler's Tantrum?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.28.2015 | Science

Could germs be to blame for your toddler's temper tantrums? The complex ecosystem of microbes living in the gastrointestinal tract is known to chan...

Ode To The Terrible Twos

Kaitlyn Jones | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Kaitlyn Jones

Parents of toddlers never win. They survive. I love you. I really do. Even with your tangled hair (that you refuse to let me brush), your smelly Anna gown, and your fits of rage, I love you

3-Year-Olds Are Amazing. Also, They Sort of Suck.

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

Sure enough, my youngest child had become a contrarian, a master negotiator, a bedtime-delayer, a nap-refuser and a vitamin thief in the weeks approaching her third birthday. I pined for the days when I would tuck her in with a kiss, close the door and not hear from her for 12 hours

The Not-So-Terrible Twos

Ashlee Gadd | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Ashlee Gadd

Every morning, my 2-year-old brings me his shoes with no destination in mind, no grand plan or ulterior motive. He simply wants to have an adventure. And whether we end up at the park or the bank, he is equally pleased, and says, "Dat was fun!" as we walk back to the car.

Mama, Will You Hold My Hand?

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 09.07.2014 | Parents
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

Three is the age of extreme emotion. One minute I've got a sweet-as-pie charming little girl who can squeeze not one cookie, but two out of me with a smile and big bear hug. Minutes later, she spits in my face .

Independence Day Came Early for Our Little Girl

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

We might be less than a week away from the Fourth of July, but Sienna's been in the throes of a sudden independence streak.

Sorry, Son, But It's Not Me, It's You!

Mike Julianelle | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

Several months into the carnival of horrors that is my son's threenage wasteland, I'm done taking the blame for his crappy behavior.

Refusing to Surrender

Ron Brounes | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Ron Brounes

I love my kids more than life itself. But between the tantrums and the arguing and the bossiness and the talking back and the selective hearing and the procrastination, I occasionally long for those carefree days When I have one of those wishful kid-free moments, I think of Zach and his family (and I hug my daughters more tightly).

3-Year-Olds Are A**holes

Sarah Fader | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Sarah Fader

I am here to tell you that "everyone" was wrong. Two-year-olds are challenging, but they are nowhere near as hard to deal with as 3-year-olds.

Learning From Our Children

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

How many of us have really thought about why we became parents, what our expectations were and how we're meeting those expectations? Most of us have gotten to a point in our children's lives when we ask ourselves, "How did this happen? What am I doing wrong?"

Can This Help Parents Of Difficult Toddlers Cope?

Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 11/05/2013 04:47 PM EST on LiveScience Parents of difficult toddlers can benefit from group trai...

Why I Love Lying to My Kid

Mike Julianelle | Posted 10.30.2013 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Lennay Kekua, Jesus, democracy. They'll buy it all, especially if a parent is selling it. And now that I'm dealing with an increasingly curious and willful toddler, my house is like eBay. I'm selling more BS than Joe Isuzu.

10 Ways Living With A Toddler Is Like Being In Prison

Mike Julianelle | Posted 01.06.2016 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

It's uncanny how many aspects of the parenting experience remind me of prison -- complete with a sadistic little warden who harbors a Napoleon complex.

The Dog House

Caren Chesler | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Caren Chesler

For several months now, I've been carrying around a photo of my 2-year old son, Eddie, wedged inside a book of essays. "Cute photo. Is that your inspiration?" asked my friend, Eileen. "No. I carry that photo around so that when I get mad at him, I can remember how cute he is," I said.

Life Lessons From Tears and Tantrums

Toni Nagy | Posted 07.22.2013 | Parents
Toni Nagy

As adults, we become aware of how our emotional fluctuations impact others, but my toddler doesn't give a care that her moods might stress me out. Her main concern is making it known that she wants her sparkly shoes and not her red ones

How Not to Fly With a Toddler

John Corcoran | Posted 07.13.2013 | Parents
John Corcoran

For those who haven't had the pleasure of doing it, taking an energetic 2-year-old on an airplane feels kind of like transporting a sack of live bees. He's constantly moving, other passengers don't want to sit too close to you and every once in awhile, you get stung.

A Letter To My Son Regarding Mother's Day

Mike Julianelle | Posted 07.11.2013 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

We're going to brunch and we're gonna have a good time, and you're going to lay off the screaming and the tantrums and the defiance and everything else for the day.

The Terrible Twos Were NOTHING Compared To This

Adrian Kulp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

Every day, I suit up for battle. It's not just the usual twice-a-day stuff like "I don't wanna go" or "I don't wanna eat that for breakfast." I'm talking about something every hour. Screaming, pushing, punching, biting, spitting, back-talking, karate kicks and testicle head butts. All in a day's work.

This Is What 2 Looks Like

Kristen Levithan | Posted 03.25.2013 | Parents
Kristen Levithan

Two years ago, I lay in a hospital bed, a fetal monitor strapped to my belly. Your heartbeat accelerated and decelerated, sending the monitor's needle dancing. The nurse smiled: "This one is going to be a handful." You're much more than a handful now, 2 years old and full of fire.