My DD just turned 2. She runs from me. Today, while visiting relatives, she ran down a long hotel hallway so fast that I had to run (at 35 weeks pg) to catch her. All of the "what ifs" were running through my head. What if she gets to the door at the end of the hallway and runs into the street? What if someone comes out into the hall and grabs her? She does this at home as well. I've rearranged furniture so that she has obstacles to get around. We've had to lock and childproof all of our doors since she likes to open them and run out into the yard, driveway, road, etc. I realize my patience is thin right now, but I don't have a clue of what to do. It's dangerous. This is not safe behavior. She's very developed with her language, both receptive and expressive. But this is a game with her. Mommy chasing the toddler. This is such a scary situation for me. Please help!
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7/31/07 at 8:53am