We all know toddlers make some interesting choices. You know – phones in toilet bowls, crayon on the wall, food in your shoes kind of choices.
The next time your inquisitive tinybean does something that’s baffling, take some time to wonder why they did it.
You might even choose to say “I wonder why you did this.” instead of an accusatory “Why did you do this?!”
Chances are they’re doing some developmentally appropriate exploring rather than engaging in any sort of deliberate misbehavior.
Once you think about the why, you’ll be more likely to keep your calm as you set limits and redirect them in a positive manner.