Paying attention: An important parenting lesson from my two-year old

Rumi has recently turned two and I do not know how to describe the phase she is in right now because “the Terrible Twos” does not even begin to cover it. Yesterday, she threw a temper tantrum because her stuffed animal would not shut its stitched felt eyes. This morning, an hour of wailing followed…

Coping with the Terrible Twos Part 2: On the toddler side

In the previous post I wrote about things that are helping me maintain a semblance of sanity. Here, I’m noting down some tips and ideas that are of help while dealing with Rumi. Temper Tantrums Temper tantrums are a result of and also result in great frustration. Rumi gets frustrated because she wants to do…

Coping with the Terrible Twos Part 1: On the parent side

I am blogging after what seems like a million years, and the reason is exhaustion. I wake up in the mornings after a good nine hour sleep, only to find myself bleary eyed and ready to hit the sack again. And I don’t need a doctor to prescribe haemograms and ultra TSH tests to detect…

Rumi, a SAHT (Stay-At-Home-Toddler)

Rumi turned two in April and she does not go to a preschool or daycare as yet. A perfectly normal fact, right? Except that it does not seem perfectly natural and normal because I don’t know any other two year old who does not go to either a preschool or daycare or activity center of…