Toddlerology 101: From Trials and Tribulations to Toddlerrific Times

A terrific article by Sarah Wilson about the trials and triumphs involved in raising toddlers… complete with some great practical ideas.


If you are a parent of a toddler and someone asks you – what do you do? Next time how about saying ‘Why I’m a toddlerologist.’ Because I’m no expert on ‘toddlerology’ but these days I do spend alot of time around toddlers and so have become rather acquainted with their joys and challenges. And sometimes I feel like a tantrumologist. This week I read a very interesting book ‘Stretchmarks on my Sanity: The Growing Pains of Raising a Family.’  by Linda Sharp. Stretchmarks on my Sanity. I like that. It is very relatable when you are managing a ‘mini mafia’24-7. When I worked as a psychologist I used to collaborate with parents about how to manage their child’s behavioural challenges. Most often they were kids with special needs. And now I wonder what on earth I said to those parents. Becoming a parent is…

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2 thoughts on “Toddlerology 101: From Trials and Tribulations to Toddlerrific Times

  1. I started to write a comment for this post, got distracted, read another article, and now I want to write here something else. First I wanted to leave a comment about failing with managing my child’s behavioral challenges, despite having read a lot of literature about it. However, after I read an article about failure in general, I’ve realized that I wasn’t really failing, I was just focusing on the things that came out not the way I’ve planned. Instead I have shifted my focus on things that worked out with my help. I’ve started to think about these little victories and I’ve came to realize that there are many of them. Thanks for mentioning Stretchmarks on my Sanity, I have to read it now, the title captured my attention!

    • Thanks, glad you found the article helpful. Think we all have stretch marks on our sanity at times, we need to be kind to ourselves and focus on the positive, parenting is one of the toughest jobs. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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