Personal Development 1 to 2 years

During the second year, much of your toddler’s behavior is attention-getting. He will try to do this by speaking, by crying, by hitting, or by doing other things that he knows are forbidden. When he’s successful at getting your attention, he’ll show how satisfied he is by smiling or laughing.

Two-year-olds often seem to be very negative and their favorite word appears to be “No.” This is a transitional stage between babyhood and childhood, and during it your toddler will be trying to assert his independence. He’ll want to do everything immediately, and will frequently want a specific routine adhered to. Your toddler’s mood may change frequently and his emotions may veer between extremes of lovingness and temper ...

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