Why are toddlers miserable when you take them where they want to go?

Photo: istock When I told my toddler we’d be going to story time at the library, she was so excited that she started cheering and jumping up and down. Her big brother was finally back at school, and she was thrilled to have some solo time with me, doing a …

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Don’t worry, your toddler is not a jerk

Photo: Stocksy United Dinner with my daughter used to be my favourite time of day, but now that she’s 21 months old, I dread it. It starts off well enough: I watch Dale greedily gobbling up the food I’ve lovingly prepared and her hilarious expressions as she experiences new flavours …

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Why doesn’t my toddler like positive reinforcement?

Photo: Istock Admit it: Sometimes you get a little overly excited when your toddler does something awesome. How could you not? You’re so proud and you want them to know it, so you clap, you cheer, you may even do a little happy dance. The only problem is that your …

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