As if on cue, as soon as Caroline turned two years old, she began her “Terrible Twos”. Once our sweet, agreeable, easy-going baby had become a walking, talking diva. Our friends tried to make us feel better (“Oh, it’s just a phase, it will get better”), but speaking to and watching others we quickly learned that the Terrible Twos can continue for much longer than one year if the behavior isn’t fixed.
So when the offer to review Talking to Toddlers I snatched it up. Words of encouragement on their website sounded promising:
“Discover how easy it is to start using language as a tool to get your toddler to go along with you more often.” – Yes, please.
“Learn this ultra-simple but critical “trick” to getting your kids to listen to you.” – I’m all ears.
The audio course is broken down into 12 lessons, each approximately 10-15 minutes. The lessons are quick and to the point. The examples provided are key. A lot of time you hear advice or read articles on parenting and it’s hard to imagine how it would work with your own kid. Chris Thompson has a knack of taking his suggestions and immediately discussing relevant examples (ex: nap time, meals, getting dressed). The examples were so spot on, I immediately found myself saying, “that just happened to us!”
As a side note, I think a lot of the lessons can apply to your life beyond your toddler. Learning how to effectively communicate and influence others will benefit you in your personal and professional life, when dealing with people of all ages.
Intrigued? Take advantage of the free lesson download they have on their website.
Usually i’m more of a visual person but I found the audio course good for this situation because it’s more of a conversation than a lecture.
I will definitely be implementing these strategies into our daily lives. Just last night we used the tools taught and they worked perfectly – my husband even remarked “I feel like we have magical powers!”
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