My new self talk when responding to testing toddlers

After the newness wears from the start of the year, toddlers feel safe to explore and test out their environment. This includes limits. A wonderful reminder to keep calm and teach on!

Advocate for Infants

Responding to testing behaviors Responding to testing behaviors

Today I read Janet’s latest post, Don’t leave a testing toddler hanging, she could not have written this at a better time (at least for me!). I have to say this week was a little tricky in my classroom, a LOT of testing behavior was happening. In times like these, when the testing behavior feels like it will never come to an end, I have to remind myself that it is a good thing that the children are testing us. This type of behavior shows us they feel safe and comfortable enough to push the limits. I also am so thankful for the wonderful co-teachers and co-workers I have. I have a lot of people to talk to about how to respond to testing behavior. I feel very blessed to have such a great support system. It’s really important!

After reading this post, I have decided…

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