Great advice for parents of toddlers who tend to be scared of everything.

by ParentCo. June 16, 2016

More important, why is a 2-year-old even more scared of these things? Why do 2-year-old children cling to their parent’s legs? Why are they “hyper-aware” of their surroundings? Because biologically, 2-year-olds need to be scared. Their lives depend on it. Their young systems need to be alarmed and say, “Whoa, buddy. Stay close to your mom. This is not safe.” And even though your son is showing signs that he is intelligent, he is still immature. He cannot look at a slide or ride and say, “Get it together. This ride has been inspected and is thoroughly safe. Get over your fear and get up there!”
Source: A toddler is scared of everything. Should his parents be scared of that? - The Washington Post


ParentCo.

Author



Also in Conversations

How to Prepare your Toddler for a Parent’s Trip Away
How to Prepare your Toddler for a Parent’s Trip Away

by Yelena Shuster

Before you spend weeks creating endless to-do lists to help your toddler while you’re away, take a step back and prep yourself first. Here's a simple guide.

Continue Reading

women holding pride flag
4 Ways to Support Your LGBTQ Teen

by ParentCo.

As parents, we have to be ready to have all sorts of big conversations. When it comes to coming out, there are a few simple things to remember.

Continue Reading

 little boy playing with colorful modeling clay
Raising a Financially Savvy Kid

by Angela Pruess

These are some straightforward ways parents can take the ‘money bull’ by the horns and help their children start out on solid monetary ground.

Continue Reading