Dealing with a toddler can be an overwhelming experience, whether you’re a first time mom like me or an experienced child wrangler. So tips on how to deal with said toddler are always welcome, or at least that’s how I feel.
A toddler, like most other predators out there, can smell fear. That means that whatever you do, do NOT panic. If they catch so much as a whiff of fear in your demeanor, your chances of coming out of the encounter unscathed fly right out the window. Good luck getting them to go to bed/finish their dinner/stop jumping on the coffee table after that.
So consider taking up mediation, or spending more time in your mental happy place, because showing panic and/or exasperation to a toddler is right up there with showing your bare throat to a vampire: you’re going to lose the battle, and you just might get bitten in the process.