Fun toys my 10 month old and 2 year old have loved to play with!
Fun toys picked out by my 2 year old boy that he loves at home!
Educational toys picked by my two kids, 10 months and 2 years for 1-2 year olds!
Educational toys picked by a 2 year old boy for preschool level learning!
6:30 AM: Wake up
7 AM: Breakfast (yogurt with granola + half a banana or sometimes smoothie + fruit)
9:30 AM: Snack (raisins or fruit bar or chips and dip or rice cake)
12 PM: Lunch (really anything with a veggie + fruit + treat)
12:30-2:30 PM: Nap
3 PM: Snack (cheese stick or cottage cheese or pretzels or nut bar)
5 PM: Dinner (changes but I give him items I know he eats so he goes to bed full)
6 PM: Bath, jammies, books
6:30-7 PM: Quiet playing
7 PM: Bed
5:45/6 AM: Wake up
6:15 AM: 6 oz bottle
7 AM: Breakfast (yogurt + granola or bar + cheerios)
9 AM: Nap #1
10:30/11 AM: Wake up + 6 oz bottle
12 PM: Lunch (protein like chicken or eggs + steamed veggies + berries + pouch)
2 PM: Nap #2
3 PM: Wake up + 4 oz bottle
5 PM: Dinner (pasta or mac&cheese + veggie pouch + banana + cottage cheese or cheese stick)
6 PM: Bath, books, jammies, lotion
6:30 PM: 4 oz bottle
6:30 PM: BED
Left to do!
How to stop a toddler tantrum before it ever begins...
Here's the actual truth, you can't. HOWEVER, I do believe that you can equip your child with coping and self-regulation skills to where a tantrum is a quick and relatively painless process. Tantrums are developmentally appropriate for toddlers as this is a time in their life when they discover their autonomy and that they're an individual in a big, big world.
But that doesn't mean your child should be miserable and fighting with you all the time in this crazy power-struggle. It starts from day one and it starts with you setting them up for success. The tips I mention below are all practiced in my house (as much as possible) and I think they've helped Lincoln, my two year old, be able to work his way through tantrums better.