No Longer At Odds With Toddlers

IIMG_6117t snowed a few weeks ago in Lausanne; a beautiful dusting that covered everything with an inch of wet snow.

As I walked my son to preschool, I noticed something that made me smile.  The sidewalks had been cleared, and yet every stretch of snow remaining on the edges had tracks of footprints.  Made by child-sized feet.  I watched, smiling, as my son did what the toddler before him had done…march boldly in the fresh blankets of snow.

There was a wide swath of cleared pavement to choose from.  He didn’t need to walk in the snow.  Nor did the child (more…)

One Radical Truth About Toddlers

IMG_2886Are you the parent of a toddler?  The care provider for a toddler?  Do you teach in the 2s classroom at your local preschool?  Have you ever seen a toddler?  Or heard about a toddler?

If you know anything about toddlers, chances are, you know that our society has some pretty strong opinions about toddlers.  We can be sure of this when we watch television or movies starring toddler characters.

Society tells us that toddlers are (more…)