Where did my wonderful child go, and who subbed in this surly, chaotic 3 1/2-year-old?
I say often that age 3.5 is the nadir of humanity, and I'm not actually joking. This age is demoralizing and confusing to the parent, because the child just can't get on top of their emotions and expectations. Every interaction has the potential to trigger a tantrum, and it feels like all your careful parenting work has become useless.
You can live through this stage, and actually become closer to your kid in the process even though a lot of your normal rules and structures may have to be suspended for a little bit). This MoxieTopic: 3.5-year-olds Are Difficult talks about why this is so chaotic and awful for your child, and how you can surf on top of it and not get sucked under, plus how to use this as a way to help set your kid up to deal with emotional stages for the rest of their life. It's 5 pages of reassurance that this is all normal, and that you can actually use this chaos to learn more about your child and help them learn to connect for the rest of their lives. Click the red button to buy it now.
$5, 5 pages. Once you pay through PayPal you’ll get an email from SendOwl with the link to download the PDF. If you don't receive anything within a few minutes, email me at askmoxie at gmail dot com and I'll track it down.
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