Our 2yo has always been a really passive/laid back/super easy kid. So many people made comments about how 'good' he was, while I worried because he was completely silent. He did whatever was in front of him at the time, and wasn't seeking out new opportunities- very little intensity or initiation. This child had never had a tantrum.... until.....
We've been involved with several different therapies now and he is finally yelling at us when we ask him to do something he doesn't want to. He's no longer content to do whatever happens to be there, and all in all- he's turning into his own little stubborn and opinionated person (can't imagine where he got those traits
No one in our day to day life understands why we are celebrating this shift, and instead I keep getting comments about what a good baby he used to be. *sigh*