Everyone told me raising a daughter would be totally different from the house full of boys I was used to. While I’m not sure how much of our differences are gender based and how much is purely personality, my daughter has definitely been my most strong-willed child to date. Finding ways to parent her without butting heads has been an interesting experience.
If you’ve dealt with a strong-willed toddler (or are dealing with one now) you’ll certainly feel my pain. My days are a balance between learning to be flexible so we don’t clash and trying to stand my ground enough so my toddler doesn’t walk all over me.
So how do you deal with a strong-willed toddler? Carefully. Very carefully.
I’m sharing my tips for dealing with a strong-willed toddler on the Right Start Blog.