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|Thinking of it as "defiance" I think only makes you angry, and doesn't fix the problem. And since it's a totally normal behavior, I think it's a bad description. You child is trying to communicate something. Doesn't mean you have to agree!|
|Originally posted by Sahara
Clarity, that was the real turning point for us, figuring out that he's going to do things to test his limits and explore his world, and that we shouldn't take it personally or look at it as a behavior problem.
theedswife, what kind of things do you take with you into a restaurant? We found that about that age, DS started needing more interactive things, like stickers, his favorite books, a little bulldozer he could drive around on the tabletop. It really takes a lot of energy and focus to keep a toddler content in a highchair.
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