Off beat

This past year Maryam has been transitioning from a toddler to a preschooler. This past year I came to appreciate how easy toddlers are to deal with. With her opinion becoming more audible, our daily activities involve striking some deal or another.“Maryam we need to brush your teeth, it’s almost bedtime.”“No! I want yogurt!”“Okay, we’ll eat yogurt first but then brush your teeth, deal?”“Deal.”We are each practicing the art of negotiation, but it gets extremely frustrating whe … [Read more...]