This means children are not unlike Gremlins.
They are cute, funny, and cuddly so long as you follow the basic rules to the letter. Never let your child get too hungry. Never let your child get too thirsty. Never let your child get too tired. (Or too hot, or too cold.) Otherwise…
4. Little people feel BIG feelings.
As adults we can (mostly) manage our feelings. We suppress them, express them politely, ignore them, or any other number of adulty ways to deal with them.
But for kids, emotions can be entirely overwhelming.
Kids aren’t excited. They are EXCITED!!!! They aren’t angry. They feel HULK ANGRY!!!! It’s hard to stand by when your kid is freaking out from one emotion or another, but early childhood experts advise parents to do just that. Let the feelings be. Let the child feel them.
5. Kids have a developmental need for movement.
As their bodies develop they have a ton of energy and need constructive outlets for it. You say, “sit still” a thousand times per day. But the kids just keep on wiggling, bouncing, squirming, shaking, jumping, climbing, and eventually falling right out of their chairs.
Ever feel like you live with monkeys instead of children?
If you have one of these kids, you know about it. Kids need to spend a good part of every day outside playing. Time for running, climbing, biking, and swinging needs to be built into the schedule. If for nothing else than the sake of your walls, and sanity.