April 19, 2022

What's the Hardest Age?

What's the Hardest Age?

Listener Amy had this question for us in our Facebook group:

My daughter is turning three in one week and her nearly overnight transition to mob boss terrorist monster is complete. It would help to hear from other parents that this is normal and maybe one day she will be my sweet baby again? Or just not a mob boss terrorist at least??

Three ages enter. Only one emerges. Is it the terrible twos that are the absolute worst age to parent? Threenagers? Fournadoes? Will we ever get our sweet unicorn babies back from the depths of toddler purgatory? There is something on the other side of this, right?

In this episode, Molly and Blaire discuss:

  • What is happening biologically at ages two, three, and four
  • Activities to do with your toddler to ease tension
  • Why you ain't seen nothin' yet

Here links to some of the resources mentioned in our episode:

Jay L. Hoecker for the Mayo Clinic: "Why Are Two-Year-Olds So Difficult?"

Caroline Shannon-Karasik for Romper: "Here's Why Threenagers Are A (Frustrating, Totally Lovable) Thing"

Zero to Three: "Toddlers and Challenging Behavior: Why They Do It and How to Respond"

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