Subtle Screams

toddler screamingWhen my oldest child was still a toddler (and in that phase where she was old enough to say “no,” but still young enough to be completely irrational), I called my wise mother one night having a tantrum of my own.  I wanted her to tell me how to reason with my daughter – what to tell my precious offspring that would make her eat her breakfast,  separate from a beloved toy, or submit to a nap.  In short, I was asking for the holy grail of toddler parenting. Continue reading “Subtle Screams”