“Toddlers and teens are the same.”

Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

Toddlers are trying to establish independence.

Let’s think about this through some examples of favorite toddler phrases.

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Photo by Alexander Dummer on Unsplash

“I do it!”

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Photo by Anshu A on Unsplash

“Mine!”

Remember that it is not your job to squash that fragile self, but to help it grow.

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Photo by Jordan Whitt on Unsplash

“I go! or I want!”

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Photo by Isaiah Rustad on Unsplash

“NO!”

clinical social worker, spiritual director, author, husband, father, son, runner in Georgia, co-author of When Anxiety Strikes from Kregel Publications.

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