Toddlers are too hot to handle

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  1. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Well-Known Member

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    I have a nephew who wanted to leave their toddler in our house for a few days. On impulse, I refused. Toddlers are the most difficult to handle when rearing a child. I'd say a baby is easier to care for since that baby is confined in the crib. But a toddler can easily harm himself because of his uncontrolled actions. I remember some of my nephews who regularly have bumps on their heads due to negligence of their parents, they would fall on the stairs or fall flat on the ground.

    When my daughter was a toddler, we had to spend for a nanny so she would be watched every minute. And the cost of the nanny is worth it because my daughter had passed the toddler stage with a few numbers on the scoreboard for bumps, cuts, bruises, etc.
     
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    LOL :)

    Kids are not easy, but I am guessing your nephew would be thankful to you if you accepted his child for a few days? :) As a parent I would not trust my kids to many people as they are the most precious thing I "have" and also because I am aware of the amount of work and attention involved.
     
  3. James McAllister

    James McAllister Kinacle Employee Staff Member

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    Hahaha you're exactly right. So many parents agree that the hardest stages of parenting are when they're teenagers, and when they're toddlers.
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    They didn't come up with the term 'threenager' for nothing, after all. :emoji_wink:
     
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    My daughter is at this stage now and I can safely say it is toughfer now than when she was a baby. I am stressed almost all the time not because of the attention she needs but because of the harm she can get into. I try to be there for her 100% of the time but I have to get things done around the house too. Unfortunately she has fallen quite badly a few times and it breaks my heart. I try to prevent this as much as possible of course.
     
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    It's funny because my parents wanted their baby to learn how to walk by herself and be able to grab onto things so that she can eat by herself. Being able to walk and grab into things comes with a stressful price, though. She has only fallen 3 times and only one of them was pretty darn bad.

    Toddlers are walking/running Jenga blocks ready to fall over. It also seems that walls don't exist to them and that they're attracted to pointy objects.
     
  6. Holmes22

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    I used to work with kids and man they can really drive you nuts. I have kids of my own and they are no breeze either, but when you get all of them together I think that they can sense it and that gang mentality starts to take over.
     
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    I always love babies and even though how hard it is to take care of them, I still love toddlers! I like them as much as I love babies and newborns. Toddlers can be playful as well as naughty and stubborn at the same time that's why they are a bit difficult to handle compared with babies. Since they don't know what can be dangerous for them, I think it's important for parents to make a toddler-proof zone so that they can do household chores for a while without worrying about their toddlers if ever no one is watching the baby.
     
  8. to7update

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    lol, where did you get that picture from? Good definition, but of course it's not from a real dictionary! They are manipulators true, they push us to the limit to see how much they can conquer. How many times I have said that the time I love them the most is when they are asleep... :)
     
  9. Greengrl

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    It's funny you mentioned this, as I was thinking as I read this that I would take a toddler over a teenager any day. Toddlers are so curious and playful. Whereas, teenagers push your limits by being careless and rude. My youngest is 10 now, and I haven't had the cuddly and curious toddler stage for many years. I miss it. I found it easier to protect them and guide them at that stage.
     
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    I also have to agree and while some people say that the teenage years are the worst, I also found that between the ages of maybe 2 and 5, children can be a complete and utter nightmare! Babies are easy to look after, and while it might well take a bit of time to get used to, once you have then it's pretty easy. Like wise I found that when a child get's to become a teenager. I'm sure we're all aware of the attitude that some teenagers can have, it's all part of growing up, but at least you can talk to them and discipline them as and how you see fit.

    With a toddler you can't reason with them and they will try and push you as far as you can go, not necessarily on purpose, but just because they will just do whatever they want no matter how many times you tell them not to. Looking after a toddler is hard work, even your own let alone anybody else's!
     
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    I've always heard that the older they get, the harder it is because the concerns are always bigger. Well, hopefully not! :) Naturally they gain a distance from us, but I still try to hug and kiss my 9 year old lol, most of the times he already refuses haha. Ungrateful! :D
     
  12. Vinaya

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    I also believe toddlers are hard to handle. I tell this from my experience. My sister has two kids and I have many times looked after my nephew and niece. You cannot become too harsh to them if they begin to act bad, however, if you continue to become soft, these kinds will give goosebumps.
     
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    I was saying just the opposite from that @Vinaya, lol. :) First they are in the belly, great, no work for the dads. :) When they come out the real work begins, but when they are teenagers the real concerns start, so that's a whole new level of being hard to handle so I've heard.
     
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    It is quite difficult to keep your eyes constantly on a little person. Especially when that little person is mastering the art of discovery. At the toddler stage they are into everything and want to know everything that they can. They also think they can walk and talk and run when they cannot perfectly. Thats where Mom and Dad come in, or who it is who has been set to watch them.
     
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    I agree,toddler stage is the most interesting stage and also the hardest. As a parent you can't wait to see your baby up and about but also you have to be extra attentive because this is the discovery stage and you have to be there to see what it is that they are discovering. Boys can be a handful,and most of them are not scared of anything.They will run,fall, stand up again run, fall, cry and the cycle goes on. But all in all,children are such a blessing no matter what stage they are in life.
     
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    Yeah, but I already miss those days when they were running around from one side to the other. These days they tend to stare in front of TV and that makes me even more nervous. So nothing like seeing them moving around from on side to the other, that just means they are healthy.
     
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    Yeah the whole having them just stare at the TV just seems like something is not right. I know it may be a little work, but I would rather work a little harder and just know that my kids are having fun and being safe, but also not being lazy.
     
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    It's a little work indeed like you put it @Holmes22, but it's just a matter of a habit from our parent side. Sure, we all have busy lives, we all have a lot to do, we all want our "me" time, but they are our kids and deserve our attention. 15-30 minutes a day playing with them is nothing and they love it!
     
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    Yes, those days were wonderful, despite the stress and worry. I miss those days too but I have made up for it by having dogs. Dogs are like children who never grow up, and there is always grandchildren to look forward to.
     
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    Haha, talk me about stress and worry and mine seem to be two little devils loaded with energy and doing everything, but what I tell them to do!!! :D I haven't reached the dog stage just yet, and to be honest living in flat, I don't know if I will ever get dogs.
     

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