7 Things You Should NEVER Say to a Toddler

Photo by: Monica Bielanko
Stop Crying!
Toddlers have trouble articulating their feelings. Your crying toddler might be sad, they might be scared, and they might be pissed you turned off their cartoon. Either way, they're expressing their emotions. As CNN reports, Debbie Glasser, Ph.D., and childhood expert says that telling a child to stop crying "can send the message that his emotions aren't valid -- that it's not okay to be sad or scared." Learn what to say instead
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Dealing with a toddler is difficult. They act on impulse, don't communicate well, and let's face it, they can drive you crazy! As parents and, well, humans, it's tempting to respond to a toddler's unpredictable actions with the first thing that comes to mind... which is not always the best idea! The toddler years are an important period of development for your child and the things you say, even if they don't seem major to you, can have a huge effect on your child. Here are 7 things you should never say to your toddler. - By Monica Bielanko

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